Like the Hackney Shelf which we featured this morning, Ryan Frank‘s Inkuku (Zulu for “chicken”) chair capitalizes on an aspect of contemporary urban culture to create a unique piece of furniture. Frank put a modern spin on a traditional African craft technique by choosing to use plastic shopping bags and recycled aluminum as the materials for his piece. The result is a heavily textured, brightly colored chair that would probably offer plenty of cushion with so many layers of thin plastic and trapped pockets of air. Its also an interesting commentary on re-use and recycling – now perhaps we can put all those plastic shopping bags to better use!

The talented London designer will be unveiling a bunch of new designs at London Design week this year (like this new eco-friendly Sunday Morning stool featured on Treehugger). Look for him at 100% Design starting tomorrow.

+ Ryan Frank