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Greg Lynn’s Recycled Toy Furniture

Greg Lynn’s Recycled Toy Furniture
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Dan Gould
  • 24 september 2008

Architect Greg Lynn, a pioneer of blobby organic shaped structures, has won the Venice Architecture Biennale’s golden lion award for best installation project. His choice of materials is quite interesting though – all the furniture is made of recycled children’s toys. Lynn’s pieces include four different tables, a bench, storage wall, coat rack and cylindrical shoe rack. What a great way to reuse something that would most likely end up in a landfill, or waste away in a second hand store.

Lynn explains:

my father worked for a corporation which produced blister packages’, says lynn, ‘plastics were the future and I was surrounded by it. now, almost half century later petrolium-based commodities are becoming new luxury items. I have two kids and they consume toys. I recycle their unused toys into ‘bricks’ to create furniture and usable objects.

Designboom: “venice architecture biennale 08: greg lynn’s recycled toy furniture”

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