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Awesome Area Rug Woven from Recycled Bicycle Tires

Posted By Kristi Bernick On June 14, 2010 @ 5:15 pm In Decorative Objects,Eco Textiles,Green Home decor,green Interiors,Green Materials,Green Products,Recycled Materials | 4 Comments

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Danish designer Annemette Beck [2] takes a creative new approach to textile design by utilizing an extremely inventive array of recycled materials. Her line of woven products include rugs, upholstery, fabrics, runners, blinds and even room dividers made from materials such as rubber, paper and metal. Beck’s experimental textiles showcase materials that can be salvaged and re-used — we are especially fond of the woven recycled bicycle tire [3] area rug pictured above.

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Beck’s materials include but are not limited to paper yarn, rubber, silver, copper brass stainless steel threads, lurex, crystals, coated polyester, recycled bicycle tubes, plant fibers, wool, and linen. All of the fabrics are hand-made or factory woven and are all custom-made. Becks approach is simple and based upon Danish design principles [4] — she celebrates the materials by removing anything that is unnecessary and leaving only what is essential. The designs tell a clear and distinct story with each independent construction.

+ Annemette Beck [2]

Via daily TONIC [5]


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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/06/14/awesome-area-rug-woven-from-recycled-bicycle-tires/untitled-1-26/

[2] Annemette Beck: http://www.annemette-beck.dk/

[3] recycled bicycle tire: http://inhabitat.com/2010/05/26/recycled-bike-tubes-transformed-into-handy-shelving-system/

[4] Danish design principles: http://inhabitat.com/2010/05/03/big-unveils-spiraling-cycling-pavilion-in-shanghai/

[5] daily TONIC: http://www.dailytonic.com/weavings-by-annemette-beck-dk/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+dailytonic/feed+(Dailytonic)

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