Gallery: Niloufar Afnan Unveils Recycled Furnishings Inspired by Beirut...


Spotted at this year’s New Designers exhibition in London, Royal Stool and 46 (table) are a series of furniture pieces inspired by the culture of recovery and reuse. Designed by Lebanese-born Niloufar Afnan, these recycled stools and tables are made from scrap materials, decontextualized objects and found furniture parts that have been assembled together in a new way. After conducting a 4-year-long photography-based research project in Beirut called Inviting Surfaces, the designer was able to express people’s everyday creativity and problem solving through new, functional objects.

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