Artist Adital Ela makes 'Terra' stools out of materials gathered from construction waste and the natural environment.

Artist and TED fellow Adital Ela creates stools made from earth and natural fibers in a unique compression process developed based on a long-term study of materials and ancient building methods.

Describing herself as a “designer-gatherer,” all of the materials used to make the ‘Terra’ stools were gathered from construction and agricultural waste, and from the natural environment.

The TED blog notes that she combines her heritage with the science of production for sustainability. Creating the Terra stools requires no energy and uses only local, organic materials.

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