Ana Lisa

PHOTOS: Stacked Recycled Shipping Containers Create a Fantastic Info Point for Copenhagen Design Week

by , 09/04/11


Recycled Materials,Bicycles,Green Talks,Green Products,green furniture,Green Design Events,Prefab Housing,recycled containers,copenhagen design week 2011,sustainable chairs,paper chair,information point,arne jacobsen,danish design,danish design center,

Made from locally sourced recycled shipping containers, the Information Point at Kvæsthusmolen (by The Royal Danish Playhouse) is the perfect place to find out how to navigate Copenhagen Design Week. With interior walls made from recycled chipboard, fiberglass floors and other natural materials, the containers are a strong durable structure. And in addition to providing maps, catalogs and cool reusable unbleached cotton bags, the temporary Information Point also shelters some small but powerful exhibitions inside.

Recycled Materials,Bicycles,Green Talks,Green Products,green furniture,Green Design Events,Prefab Housing,recycled containers,copenhagen design week 2011,sustainable chairs,paper chair,information point,arne jacobsen,danish design,danish design center,

On show in the Information Point is Danish-born designer, Mathias Bengtsson‘s Paper Chair – a sculptural organic seat made from thousands of pieces of biodegradable black and white paper that doesn’t require a frame, joints or screws for construction.

Recycled Materials,Bicycles,Green Talks,Green Products,green furniture,Green Design Events,Prefab Housing,recycled containers,copenhagen design week 2011,sustainable chairs,paper chair,information point,arne jacobsen,danish design,danish design center,

Students at the Kolding School of Design ‘attacked’ Arne Jacobsen’s classic ‘7’ chair to make a collection called Design Parasites that re-designs the famous Danish icon for good quality design. One Chair a Week is a project by the School of Architecture, were students were introduced to a new material each week and told to design and build a new seat within 7 days.

Related Posts

LEAVE A COMMENT

or your inhabitat account below

Let's make sure you're a real person:


  • Read Inhabitat

  • Search Categories

  • Recent Posts

  • Recent Comments

  • Browse by Keyword

get the free Inhabitat newsletter

Submit this form
popular today
all time
most commented
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
Federated Media Publishing - Home