Gallery: Rodrigo Alonso’s N+ew Seats Are Cool Electronic Time Capsules ...

 

Technology’s fast pace has left in its path mountains of electronic waste, but it has also given way to a new medium for eco-designers to work with. Made from unloved CDs, qwerty keyboards, multi-colored cables and motherboards suspended in an admittedly not-so-eco epoxy resin environment, these trashy looking seats by Chilean Rodrigo Alonso. turn all that e-waste into technology’s time capsule. Dubbed N+ew — which stands for No More Electronic Waste — these limited edition seats stand out in a big way.

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  1. belindashort February 14, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    njb I had the same thought

  2. njb311 February 1, 2012 at 5:14 am

    I assume the artist has either specified a less harmful formulation of epoxy resin, and one which is fully copolymerised, so that the monomers generally used such as BPA, a well-known endocrine disruptor, and epichlorohydrin, a carcinogen, aren’t being released into your home environment and bioaccumulating over the years.

    But otherwise, what a great way to store up all those hazardous chemicals to keep in your home environment until the e-waste systems are capable of processing it effectively, at which point you just mail your furniture off to be dealt with.

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