Milan’s Superstudio Piu is known for showcasing some of the coolest designs in the city year after year, and 2010’s display was no different. One piece in particular that caught the eye of one our intrepid reporters was the Offcut Bench from Tom Dixon. With its ingenious use of 100% waste wood, the Offcut turns waney wood into an offbeat, eco-friendly bench with some major character.

tom dixon, offcut bench, recycled wood bench, waste wood bench, green seating, recycled wood seating, I Saloni, Salone del Mobile, Milano, Milan Salone 2010, Salone 2010, Milan Design Week, Milan Design Fair

Flat-packed for easy transport, the Offcut has been created from what was once considered rubbish. Making use of the most awkward curves and irregular pieces of wood, the Offcut springs forth from an array of unlikely bits and bobs that are not only quick and easy to assemble, but best of all, forego any screws or glue for simple wood pegs.

+ Tom Dixon