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Text-ile: Chair Made from Discarded Computer Keyboards

Posted By Ariel Schwartz On June 4, 2009 @ 12:30 pm In Design,Green Furniture,Innovation,Recycled Materials | No Comments

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If you just can’t get enough of computer keyboards during the work day, the Text-ile chair [2] might be for you. Created by designers Dante Bonnucelli [3] and Lamm [4]for UMUL 2009 (Use More, Use Less), a workshop focusing on re-use in design, Text-ile is made out of discarded computer keyboards. It may not be your ‘type’ of lounge chair, but we dig the concept.

In creating the Text-ile, the designers [3] used old computer keyboards from VOICE SYSTEMS, a company which offers IT support to computer users with disabilities. When the company upgraded to their VOICEbox system, which automatically reads printed text, and is integrated with a keyboard-less laptop, they donated some of their leftover keyboards to the designers, and the Text-ile Chair was composed.

Whether the chair is comfortable [5] or not, depends on whether the keys can flex. If they do, the Text-ile could be akin to a massage chair [6]. Cleaning the Text-ile is probably difficult (compressed air dusters, anyone?), but the chair is the ultimate geek conversation piece, regardless.

Via Gearlog [7]

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[1] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/?p=32342

[2] Text-ile chair: http://mocoloco.com/archives/010905.php

[3] Dante Bonnucelli: http://www.architonic.com/cat/8103284/1

[4] Lamm : http://www.lamm.it/Lamm.aspx

[5] comfortable: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/05/19/comfy-chair-made-from-reclaimed-playground-slide/

[6] chair: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/05/15/exclusive-interview-with-funature-designer-hugh-hayden/

[7] Gearlog: http://www.gearlog.com/2009/05/designer_keyboard_chair.php

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