Gallery: Reverse Cushions Made of Recycled Car Foam

 

We all know that food and water are basic human needs, but what about something as simple as a place to sit? Right now, there is a pressing need for nearly 2 billion basic, low-cost seating units for schools hospitals and houses in underdeveloped countries around the globe. In response to the shortage, students Alon Tal and Fabio Alvarez teamed up with Zilca, a company that specializes in recycled materials, to find a solution. First presented last September at design fair Habitat Valencia in Spain, their senior thesis, the Reverse Project, makes cushions from re-purposed car foam for seating that is easy on the eyes, earth, and the behind!

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  1. tlbroadhurst March 12, 2012 at 7:11 am

    Hi, is it possible to purchase this recycled car foam in order to use it as filling in another product? I live in Qld, Australia. I look forward to your reply ASAP. Thank you kindly, Tina

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