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Yuya Ushida’s Collapsible XXXX_SOFA is Made From 8,000 Sticks of Recycled Plastic

Posted By Ana Lisa On November 23, 2012 @ 1:39 pm In carousel showcase,Design,Green Furniture,Innovation,Recycled Materials | No Comments

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Produced by Eindhoven’s Royal Ahrend NV [1], Ushida’s XXXX_SOFA is made of just 4 different lengths of sticks, rings and joints. Each separate part is pretty average, but when put together it is easy to see that the whole is more than the sum of its parts. In a beautiful synergy [2], this transformable yet elegant piece of furniture can be contracted or expanded as needed.

The sofa’s 8000 sticks and 2000 rings are made from injection-molded recycled plastic [3] bottles. Sofas, stools, tables, benches to name a few, can be created from only 8 different elements within the building kit. A more industrial version of a hand-made graduation project, Ushida’s [4] magical expanding system has endless possibilities.

+ Yuya Ushida [5]

Via Dezeen [6]

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[1] Royal Ahrend NV: http://www.ahrend.com/smartsite.dws?id=60326&ch=COM&language=EN

[2] synergy: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Synergy

[3] recycled plastic: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plastic_recycling

[4] Ushida’s: http://inhabitat.com/ephemeral-origami-tea-set-by-yuya-ushida-reminds-us-to-enjoy-lifes-simple-pleasures/

[5] + Yuya Ushida: http://www.yuyavsdesign.com/

[6] Via Dezeen: http://www.dezeen.com/2011/05/13/xxxx_sofa-by-yuya-ushida-for-ahrend/

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