KNOOP Rope Table from Josh Urso

by , 11/28/07

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Ever wondered what could be done with a 1,200 foot spool of rope? Designer Josh Urso answers the question with this marvelous innovation in table design: KNOOP (Dutch for “knot”) is his latest line of table designs, which uses resin-impregnated military-grade rope to deliver wonderful inspiration to often discarded materials.

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  1. Joel January 29, 2008 at 11:10 pm

    Beautiful, but impossible to dust. One month, it’ll be on the way to the charity thrift store. Hardly forward looking. And can we talk about the purpose produced inch-thick glass?

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  3. Leo November 29, 2007 at 6:38 pm

    Guys, don’t you think it is a good “repurposing” of an otherwise to be discarded material? no one would actually make a stool like this with new or still usable rope. And, how many times you need to recycle a material for it to be eco-friendly? I know there’s quite a few materials that can be recycled again and again, but what about the embedded energy of those processes?
    I think design wise is a good response for a material that otherwise would be thrown away.

  4. Annie November 29, 2007 at 11:08 am

    Hmmm…a giant, non-recyclable, initially cool-looking (curiosity factor) dust, dander and food bits magnet that is virtually uncleanable. Methinks perhaps would be better used as…rope!

  5. Brian November 29, 2007 at 7:47 am

    Coolness factor: 10
    Sustainability factor: 0

    This is repurposing, NOT recycling. Nobody is producing 1200 foot spools of rope as a manufacturing waste headed for a landfill.

  6. Andrew Carpenter November 29, 2007 at 4:29 am

    This is not an example of sustainable design and just serves to promote trendy design. Should it even be featured on inhabitat?

  7. michael B November 28, 2007 at 5:35 pm

    Very neat- however, the rope can never be reecycled now that it is impregnated with resin- that is a waste of material as well.

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