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Artist Yuya Ushida Transforms 8,000 Chopsticks Into a Collapsible Chair

Posted By Yuka Yoneda On January 31, 2011 @ 2:23 pm In Design,Green Furniture,Green Products,Innovation,Recycled Materials | No Comments

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China alone uses 45 billion pairs of disposable chopsticks [1] annually, so you can easily see why the waste generated from these single-use utensils is a big problem. To call attention to the issue and showcase a possible use for all those reusable sticks of wood, artist Yuya Ushida [2] spent about 3 months constructing this remarkable sofa out of 8,000 recycled chopsticks. What’s even cooler is that the elegant seat can collapse and expand, transforming from a single chair to a couch fit for three.

+ Yuya Ushida [2]

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[1] disposable chopsticks: http://inhabitat.com/30000-used-chopsticks-transformed-into-a-fallen-tree-in-shanghai/

[2] Yuya Ushida: http://www.yuyavsdesign.com/

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