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Gruba Transforms Discarded Buenos Aires Roller Blinds Into Stunning Furnishings

Posted By Helen Morgan On January 2, 2013 @ 4:00 pm In green furniture,green Interiors,Recycled Materials | No Comments

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These fantastic furnishings are constructed from roller blinds that have been salvaged [1]from the streets of Buenos Aires [2]. The Argentine duo behind Gruba [3], architects Maria Constanza Nuñez and Gabriel Pires Mateus, created the S.O.S de Barrio Line as a response to the vast amount of blinds they found were being discarded across the capital city. As a way of recycling [4] what other urban residents throw away, the studio has created this unique series of sustainable furniture that focuses on re-use and transformation.

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All of Gruba [3]‘s beautiful chairs and tables carry their own history. The team wanted to reflect the constant transformation that Buenos Aires undergoes when houses are demolished and rebuilt, so they created a reminder of a home by using fragments of its remains. Other work by Gruba is equally green – like their La Cartonera line which reuses corrugated cardboard [5] sheets to construct beautiful tables.

+ Gruba [3]

Images courtesy of Gruba


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[1] salvaged : http://inhabitat.com/tag/salvaged-materials/

[2] Buenos Aires: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buenos_Aires

[3] Gruba: http://www.gruba.com.ar/

[4] recycling: http://inhabitat.com/tag/recycled-materials/

[5] corrugated cardboard: http://inhabitat.com/tag/recycled-cardboard/

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