We've repurposed discarded chairs by stripping, painting and reupholstering, but it never occurred to us to turn a mass-produced, discarded chair into a whittled down piece of sculptural art. Asked to upcycle an unvalued object for an article 'Hack It Better', London artist Karen Ryan continued her Whittle series with Chair No. 3. Here's what she started with before she got busy with her pen knife.
I like the whittled one much better, so much so that I'm adding a pen knife to my Christmas list.
Here's her original Whittle No. 1 chair before and after:
Enjoy more of Karen's designs, whittled and not, right here.