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8 Recycled Denim Designs for the Home!
Posted By Diane Pham On October 29, 2010 @ 2:09 pm In DIY,Green Design Competitions,Innovation,Recycled Materials | No Comments
Just a few days ago Ecouterre announced 45 spectacular finalists in the Recycled Denim Challenge, which asked readers to submit creative designs that turned old denim into injeanius new designs. We were blown away by the breadth and skill showcased in the submissions, and a number of entrants went all-out and designed practical solutions for the home. From an intricate area rug woven from 120 pairs of jeans, to a handy recycled denim charpai cot, to a remarkable recycled denim insulating wall system, check out these incredible finalists and many more as we highlight 8 recycled denim designs for the home. And of course, don’t forget to vote for your favorite design!
Heidi Clark  believes there are no creative limitations when it comes to recycling old denim. Channeling a cool country-western aesthetic, Heidi created a set of coasters  from the seams of her old jeans, turning the rest of her trousers into a clever mat  perfect for any table setting.
Commonly used India, the charpai cot  traditionally uses nylon strings, but in this modern iteration Siddharth Hirwani  uses recycled strips of denim as the primary material. Three-inch strips have been cut and stitched together to make a roll of thicker material, which is used to weave the central bed on which a quilt or thin mattress can be spread out.
Over the course of six months, Alison King  converted more than 120 pairs of jeans (sourced from friends and friends of friends) into an 8.5 × 10.5-foot area rug . Alison cut the all the unwanted denim she collected into long strips, sewed them together using rug braiding techniques, and crocheted herself a 100-plus-pound rug full of everyone’s memories.
Shannon Wright and her partner Ryan Sisourath  wanted to demonstrate how recycled denim could be used to create an insulating wall system . Over 100 pairs of jeans were used for the insulation, and the wood framing was made from recycled and refinished wooden skid pallets.
A DIY denim-filled mattress! Designed by Open Your Eyes , this set of new covers can be stuffed at home with recycled clothing — including your favorite retired denim jeans — to build a new mattress !
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URLs in this post:
 Heidi Clark: http://www.ecouterre.com/recycleddenimchallenge/denim-coasters-and-table-setting-mat/
 charpai cot: http://www.ecouterre.com/recycleddenimchallenge/wove-denim-charpai-cot-ready/
 Alison King: http://www.ecouterre.com/recycleddenimchallenge/giant-handwoven-denim-area-rug/
 Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/10/29/7-recycled-denim-designs-for-the-home/wall-system/
 Shannon Wright : http://www.ecouterre.com/recycleddenimchallenge/insulating-wall-system/
 Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/10/29/7-recycled-denim-designs-for-the-home/bean-bag/
 Carla Morai: http://www.ecouterre.com/recycleddenimchallenge/denim-beanbag-chair/
 Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/10/29/7-recycled-denim-designs-for-the-home/denim-pillows/
 Barbie Shukster : http://www.ecouterre.com/recycleddenimchallenge/recycled-denim-seat-cushions/
 Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/10/29/7-recycled-denim-designs-for-the-home/recyled-denim-mattress/
 Open Your Eyes: http://www.ecouterre.com/recycleddenimchallenge/comfy-recycled-denim-mattress-ready/
 Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/10/29/7-recycled-denim-designs-for-the-home/img_0138-537x402/
 Terry Dewal: http://www.ecouterre.com/recycleddenimchallenge/beautiful-woven-denim-rug/
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