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Dutch Designer Upcycles Trash into Funky Functional Furniture That Rivals IKEA Hacks

by , 05/08/14



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Francois Duquesnoy gives himself a weeklong deadline to complete an entirely upcycled interior in order to maintain his whimsical and improvisational approach. “As overconsumption and waste are worldwide issues, there will always be materials available,” writes Duquesnoy. “Instead of buying new materials or furniture, I gather these waste materials and reuse them, creating furniture for my new home. By doing this, I not only furnish my new home, but I also reveal the potential of existing, discarded, readily available and free materials.”

Related: IKEA Transforms its Flat Pack Cardboard Packaging Into Funky Furniture

Each of his unique creations often reflects the different characteristics of the surrounding environment. To emphasis the site-specific nature of each collection, Duquesnoy paints each series in a single, different hue. So far, Duquesnoy has completed three different sets of his playful one-of-kind pieces.

+ Francois Duquesnoy

Via Fast Company

Images via Francois Duquesnoy

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