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RECYCLED SEATBELT FURNITURE
Posted By Jill Fehrenbacher On May 30, 2005 @ 8:18 pm In Design,Green Furniture | 1 Comment
Buckle up! Not only do seatbelts save lives, but they make for super strong and comfortable furniture as well. The tightly woven nylon that makes seat belts capable of withstanding up to 5,000 pounds of force, is an ideal material for a flexible woven seat in chairs and benches. Designer Peter Danko  rescues post-industrial automotive seatbelts from becoming landfill fodder, and gives them new life as seat webbing in his Arbor furniture line.
On a similar note, Treehugger has an article about handbags made out of seatbelts. 
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URLs in this post:
 Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2005/05/30/recycled-seatbelt-furniturerecycled-seatbelt-furniture/
 Peter Danko: http://www.peterdanko.com
 Danko’s Arbor furniture: http://www.peterdanko.com/arborline2.html
 Vivavi.com: http://www.vivavi.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=31_83_93
 handbags made out of seatbelts.: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2005/05/harveys_seatbel.php
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