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George Hlavacs’s Recycled Aluminum Zephyr Table Was Inspired by Winds from the Mediterranean Sea
Posted By Ana Lisa On November 16, 2012 @ 12:59 pm In Design,Green Furniture,Innovation,Recycled Materials | No Comments
When he set out to create the Zephyr table  table, Hungarian designer George Hlavacs  wanted to create a long-lasting, beautiful and sustainable piece of furniture. The stripy piece of furniture is made of about 180 pieces of square section scrap aluminum tubes and its surface reflects its Greek name: a light wind that blows in the south of the Mediterranean Sea. The idea was to ”blow some life” into a few boring aluminum  tubes by coating the old standard tubes with eco-friendly transparent powder coating, helping to bring the table to lifre.
We spotted Zephyr at this years bustling Dutch Design Week , and we liked the way it mixes recyclable materials, craftsmanship, geometry and poetic vibes. After carefully selecting the aluminum  tubes, Hlavacs brushed them, coated them, and glued them together like a traditional wooden table. Sturdy, beautiful and fully recyclable, Zephyr will stand still for a long time.
+ George Hlavacs 
Photo © George Hlavacs and Ana Lisa Alperovich for Inhabitat
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URLs in this post:
 Zephyr table: http://inhabitat.comZephyr is a Stripy Recycled Aluminum Table Inspired By the Mediterranean Sea Wind
 George Hlavacs: http://www.georgehlavacs.com/
 aluminum: http://inhabitat.com/massive-aluminum-mountains-in-japan-illustrate-how-climate-change-works/
 Dutch Design Week: http://www.ddw.nl/
 aluminum: http://inhabitat.com/floralis-generica-is-a-giant-metal-flower-that-blooms-daily-in-buenos-aires/
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