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Helen Morgan

Alvaro Tamarit Reuses Recycled Books to Form Bench of Thought

by , 07/04/11
filed under: Art, Recycled Materials

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Alvaro Tamarit has collected and repurposed an array of old books to create this awesome Bench of Thought (Banco del Pensamiento). A perfect literary space to inspire reading — or to be purely admired as a sculptural work of art – the curved shape back-rest  gives this piece a modern and elegant appearance, as opposed to solid and heavy stack of stories.

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The chair is structurally reinforced by wood, and with its ergonomic bend, lends to added comfort. Finished with a gloss varnish the seat is highly durable and comes with optional wooden armrests. Tamarit has also given the bench built-in wheels so it can easily be moved around.

The Spain-based designer has completed a whole range of work through the process of recycling focused on forming a pieces that mix the functional and sculptural.

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  1. clarerose July 6, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    Love it, looks wonderful but maybe not too comfy?

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