Gallery: Student Designers Create Eco Furniture for the NEW New York Bl...

Anthony Di Mari's Safety Fence Chair converts found materials from construction sites -- the mesh-like plastic fences and rebar -- into simple, comfortable chairs. He forms the frame by bending the rebar, then repeatedly wraps the fencing material around the metal to create a sturdy seat. The chairs can take on a variety of shapes, thanks to the ability to bend rebar at a number of different angles and the variety of colors of safety fences. Di Mari takes a cheap, synthetic materials bound for the landfill and elevates and redefines its use.

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