Mike Chino

Phone Book Coffee Table

by , 04/06/09

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When we kicked off our Spring Greening DIY Design Contest we didn’t expect our intrepid innovators to take the call literally! We’re thoroughly impressed that Rodrigo Jaroseski of Porto Alegre, Brazil did just that and fashioned a remarkable corrugated coffee table out of several old phone books. Everyone seems to have a couple of these outdated directories collecting dust somewhere – every year in the United States alone 500 million directories are printed, and the E.P.A. estimates that they account for nearly 5% of total landfill waste. By carefully folding and gluing together the pages of several phonebooks, Rodrigo created an inspired re-use for these antiquated tree-pulp products. If you’re a fan of this design, cast your vote below!

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8 Comments

  1. mariac.verde October 19, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    Genial, excelente trabajo !

  2. Amazing Building Made F... October 7, 2010 at 12:17 pm

    [...] have seen desks, book shelves, and tables made from old books and magazines, but never an entire building — until now. The outdated, [...]

  3. unrulyking April 25, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    I love the look of this table. However, with all the glue that would be necessary there’s no way this is a very green project.

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  6. macrumpton April 11, 2009 at 6:26 pm

    I think this is clever and good looking.

  7. Nilton April 10, 2009 at 6:44 pm

    Valeu Rodrigo!!!
    Teu trabalho fala por si!!
    PARABÉNS!!

  8. andrefurtado April 10, 2009 at 11:11 am

    olha aí o design brasileiro arrasando!

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