From design firm Nendo, this chair appears to consist only of a backrest and armrests, BUT if you look closely, you'll see that its wrapped in a film. Kinda like cling wrap, the polyurethane film fashions
Just when you thought you had seen every kind of chair makeover imaginable, some clever individual decides to turn one into a picture frame. That clever person was
A wooden pallet, much like the one pictured above, was turned into an outdoor swing chair. Clever, no?
Looks like its slats are held (sewn) together with rope. For more details, visit Styleichic.
I have never felt the need for a chaise lounge in my home. Until now, that is. I think it's because this chair-turned-chaise is such a cleverly weird idea. And who doesn't love finding new ways to use
I have taken a serious shine to these benches by Junktion. Wooden chairs cut in half and outfitted with a bench top that simultaneously
The task chair, or desk chair is a familiar and constantly used part of the office environment. Its hard to find a unique chair that fits your taste and is cohesive with the rest of your creative space. However, in only a few steps you can turn your drab, boring chair into something that can spice up your space!
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.
An abandoned chair goes from sad to sensational in just five minutes. Wanna guess how this was achieved?
If you said this green isn't that bad, I'd have to agree....until you see how Kim turned it into a showpiece.
Quick quiz, is the image below a photo or a painting?
Answer after the jump.
Nina Tolstrup of Studiomama makes furniture out of wood pallets, which she sells. She also sells plans to make some of the furniture as well. The up and downside for Ms. Tolstrup is that her for-sale plans are simple, which also means they're knock-off-able using just the pictures of the completed projects. Take, for example, this lounge chair. It could be an inexpensive alternative to a traditional Adirondack lawn chair. To help create...
I have everything I need to attempt to recreate Nathan Tobiason's drywall screws and scrap wood chair. Will I? Doubtful. I'm guessing it's incredibly heavy...but it certainly does look comfy!
Oh, my, how I do love this project. Kate had the marvelous idea of adding a drawer and a lamp to an Ikea ivar chair. The results are worthy of a round of applause, don'tcha think? To make one of these for ourselves, Kate says to accumulate the following:
The Eames Lounge (670) and Ottoman (671) set by Herman Miller is, to me, not only the most iconic piece of mid-century design, but the most perfect piece of furniture. Ever. And a new one in cherry or walnut start at $3,000, and a 50th anniversary chair in Santos Palisander rosewood starts at about $4,500, with authentic vintage chairs fetching that much or more.
My new-to-me Frank Doerner copy, on the other hand, cost me just over $100. I...
Photo Image: The Indianapolis Star
The houndstooth check is the only new material in this stool and it was even a leftover piece I had in my fabric stash. So it turns out that the entire stool was made from used and found materials that came together in this new design. Check out my DIY Journal at
From the front the F1 Lounge Chair from Alexander Christoff looks like some sort of futuristic birthing chair. From the back it sorta looks like a human nose...with tentacles...and an upside down Hercule Poirot mustache.
Is it magic? Is it an optical illusion? A little of both, actually. The Shadow Chair comes from British designer Chris Duffy, and although it looks like it's balancing on two front legs, it's not.
"We've seen vintage TVs turned into storage units and even aquariums to house our scaly friends, but we've never seen such a shag-a-licious chair like this before! It's an image from the 1986 architecture book "Freestyle: The New Architecture and Design from Los Angeles" by Tim Street-Porter"
I guess the how-to goes like this: remove the screen, remove the guts, applied shag, and sit!
Remember the stress of doing a demonstration speech in Speech 101? Reupholstering this chair in front of a classroom full of interior design students gave me the opportunity to sweat through this lovely experience one more time. Cutting foam, adding natural cotton batting (very fluffy and clumpy), and upholstering this mod side chair in front of a young, design hungry group made me vow to get better at these demos so I might take this show on the road. See what you think.