Greg Lynn’s Recycled Toy Furniture
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.
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.