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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
If you just can’t get enough of computer keyboards during the work day, the Text-ile chair  might be for you. Created by designers Dante Bonnucelli  and Lamm 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  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  or not, depends on whether the keys can flex. If they do, the Text-ile could be akin to a massage chair . Cleaning the Text-ile is probably difficult (compressed air dusters, anyone?), but the chair is the ultimate geek conversation piece, regardless.
Via Gearlog 
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 Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/?p=32342
 Text-ile chair: http://mocoloco.com/archives/010905.php
 Dante Bonnucelli: http://www.architonic.com/cat/8103284/1
 Lamm : http://www.lamm.it/Lamm.aspx
 comfortable: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/05/19/comfy-chair-made-from-reclaimed-playground-slide/
 chair: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/05/15/exclusive-interview-with-funature-designer-hugh-hayden/
 Gearlog: http://www.gearlog.com/2009/05/designer_keyboard_chair.php
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