Gallery: ICFF 2008: MIO’s Recycled Tire Rubber Stools


Philadelphia-based design studio MIO unveiled their innovative rubber stool collection at ICFF this week. Fashioned out of recycled tires with a clean-lined steel frame, the Rubber Stool is ingeniously simple and surprisingly comfortable. The rubber seat is woven into the frame without any hardware and simple traction keeps it in place. No assembly required, just sit! Made from hardy materials, the Rubber Stool is perfect for either indoor or outdoor use.

We love the fact that this design repurposes post-consumer recycled tires and turns them into versatile furniture pieces. Especially considering how much waste is generated annually by tire disposal, which tallies to 408 million pounds per year in California alone. In addition to being a landfill diverting idea, the Rubber Stool also gets kudos for its ergonomic functionality – the hardware-free “weave” system is completely adjustable, making customization a breeze.

Made in the USA, from locally sourced materials, the Rubber Stool from MIO makes reuse and recycling look better than ever. Available in matte grey, red and matte black, these fun stools bring a fresh spin to an abundant resource that would otherwise end up in landfills.

+ $210 @ MIO
+ ICFF 2008: Inhabitat Reports
+ ICFF 2008: Highlights from the NY Furniture Fair


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