The Daily Chair is an inspiring design from Israeli Tal Gur, which turns day-old newspapers into an upcycled, functional chair. Having made its debut at Milan Design Week, the futuristic-looking chair is constructed with a wire mesh frame and covered with the pulp of newspapers. The chair was the centerpiece of the Promisedesign exhibition, a collection that showcased innovative Israeli designers.
Using a technique beloved by children around the world, Gur used papier-mache to form and smooth the used newspapers. A metal frame, with a design that is hollow at the seat, fans out to create the seat back. Gur shredded the paper to a pulp, and mixed it with glue to create the chair’s sturdy base and support. All of the newspaper’s printing has been reduced to a rough and natural texturized look, with nary a word or halftone to be discerned.
Tal Gur is known as one of Israel’s premier plastic light designers, creating delicate designs from molded plastics, rice papers. He also has a line of other sustainable material chairs made of rattan and other materials.
Via Design Boom