Furniture Made With Everything From Chipboard to Concrete

For last month’s Malmöfestivalen, a creative arts weekend in Sweden, design collective Malmö Upcycling Service — who we featured around this time last year — created a project called From Spill to Resource. Using waste from local industries — from textile boat covers to chipboard, rusty metals to polyester foam — the collective of designers created an installation displaying five material groups: plastics, wood, stone/brick/concrete, textiles, and metal. The collective also invited a group of local designers to spend one month this summer making an object using each of those material groups under the theme “Mental Furniture.” These pieces were put up for auction at the August festival to further illustrate the circular production process; they included a vibrant peach acrylic bar cabinet, an elegant barbed-wire lamp, and poppy, Tetris-like concrete seating. Take a look at some of our favorites below.


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