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TENNIS BALL BENCHES by Remy/Veenhuizen

Posted By Emily Pilloton On July 4, 2007 @ 9:43 pm In Design,Green Furniture,Innovation,NYDesignWeek2007,Recycled Materials | 30 Comments

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You may have thoughts tennis balls were just for tennis – but creative Dutch designer Tejo Remy [2] has found a another use for the bright yellow bouncy felt-and-rubber balls. The same material qualities that make tennis balls bright, bouncy and easy-to-spot make for seating that is comfortable, sturdy, and extremely eye-catching. While many museum goers observe works of art perched upon the usual wooden bench, visitors at Rotterdam’s Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen [3] are able to sit and stare in style on these colorful and clever tennis ball benches designed by Tejo Remy and Rene VeenHuizen. [2]

The seats are fashioned from a steel frame and dozens of tennis balls, to bring a bit of color and bounce to the museum’s interior. We love the idea of museum furniture design as another opportunity for art. Tejo Remy [2] was one of the speakers at our recent Reclaiming Design panel [4], during which he mentioned this project and its integration of found and repurposed vernacular objects.

+ Remy/Veenhuizen [5]

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[1] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2007/07/04/remyveenhuizens-tennis-ball-benches/

[2] Dutch designer Tejo Remy: http://www.inhabitat.com/2007/05/10/tejo-remy-iconic-dutch-designer/

[3] Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen: http://www.boijmans.rotterdam.nl/

[4] Reclaiming Design panel: http://www.inhabitat.com/2007/05/03/reclaiming-design-at-hautegreen/

[5] + Remy/Veenhuizen: http://www.remyveenhuizen.nl/

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