Recycled Plastic Bag Chair

by DIY Maven

Recycled Plastic Bag Chair

South African designer Ryan Frank was inspired by a South African crafted chicken ornament when creating this chair. Named 'Inkuku', which is Zulu for chicken, the chair is 'made entirely from plastic shopping bags combining traditional craft techniques and recycled material.' The structure is made of recycled aluminum as well. To see more of Ryan's designs, visit his website. Via.

Chicken ornament inspiration:

 

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How To Choose An Office Chair

by Lilybee

Apparently there's more to choosing a chair for your home office than going to Ikea and picking the prettiest one they have.

How To Choose An Office Chair

According to Chiropractor Rodney Lefler, DC, there are some specific things to look out for when choosing a chair that won't hate your back.

  • Seat height. Office chair seat height should be easily adjustable. A pneumatic adjustment lever is the easiest way to do this. A seat height that ranges from about 16 to 21...

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Lace Chair... The Beta Version

by Lilybee

I wanted to share a project that didn't work out as well as I hoped but that I still think has potential. 

So. I saw one of these chairs in a furniture store window and instantly fell in love. In real life they are even prettier, they're translucent, so it looks like the lace is just hanging there in the air. Beautiful.

So beautiful, in fact that I was prompted to drag myself and the kid's buggy up a great big flight of stairs and into the...

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Dog Days of Summer Makeover: How To Show Off Your Legs

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

created on: 07/17/08

If you find yourself flea-marketing, Goodwill Hunting or garage sale-ing in the dog days of July and August, be on the lookout for the unassuming beauty hiding behind a frumpy skirt.  I'm talking about modern furniture legs, of course.  One easy way to re-vamp a vintage chair or sofa is to rid it of its leg-hiding skirt.  Of course you need to take a peek underneath to make sure you have some attractive gams to work with.  Here are some tips to...

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How To: No-Sew Chair Upholstery.

by Chris Gardner

How To: No-Sew Chair Upholstery.
"Mad Housewife knows a thing or [two] about short cuts to success, and has some simple instructions on how to transform an old chair by stapling on new fabric. Going to work on an old chair can be a lot of fun, especially when you can experiment with patterns, so why not give it a go?"

Simply grab an old chair with a nasty surface and some new upholstery fabric, and rip the chair apart, and by rip, I mean carefully disect it into its pieces...

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DIY: Ottoman Tear Repair

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

created on: 05/13/08

created on: 05/13/08

Folks, this project is not for the squeamish. It's real life.  A few spots, tears, chunks out of furniture you just aren't ready to chuck.   My friend pleaded with me to do a repair job on this tired ottoman that has a giant tear, nay, RIP, right down the middle of the top.  It's a long story about the owner, her 6'9" football playing son, the reason they need a quick fix and so on.  But the long and short of it is that they aren't ready to...

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The Cabbage Chair

by DIY Maven

The Cabbage Chair

Made of discarded paper left over from the pleated fabric industry, the Cabbage Chair by Nendo is basically tightly rolled paper. Much as a cabbage, the paper layers are pealed back one at a time creating a cushy tuffet. In its original production, resin was added to the paper, which gives it strength, but with no internal structure, it might be best left as an art piece. Via.

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Goodwill Hunting Desk Chair

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

Don't be intimidated by the prospect of reupholstering an ugly or stained office chair with seemingly complicated mechanics.  This office chair was purchased at my FAVORITE furniture store-Goodwill, for a whopping $6.99.  I had oodles of a fabric remnant I purchased for $5.99 a yard.  This chair took approximately one yard of fabric.  I am waiting for a website adjustment to post the remainder of the pictures. 

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Goodwill Hunting Desk Chair

Material:  1 yard fabric

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Levitating Chair

by DIY Maven

Levitating Chair

How High the Moon Chair, designed by Shiro Kuramata, ‘reflects the ephemeral sensation of floating and release from gravity.’ The chair is made of nickel plated steel mesh. This combination produces a ‘high reflectance’ that makes the chair dissolve in light, ‘minimizing it’s impact on the surroundings’. At $9,975 a pop, it would certainly make my bank account feel lighter.

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Who Doesn’t Like Ravioli?

by DIY Maven

Who Doesn’t Like Ravioli?

The Vitra Ravioli Chair, that is. A creation of architect Greg Lynn, the computer-based design started as a three dimensional square and then was kneaded this way and that to fashion all the necessary elements of a comfortable lounge chair. The stuffed dumpling comes in three colors including Melanzane, Sepia and Pomodoro. (That would be brown/aubergine, black/blue and red to the rest of us.) The price? Three thousand five hundred sixty. Yow.

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DIY-able Rag Chair?

by DIY Maven

DIY-able Rag Chair?

Take a look at Droog’s Rag Chair by Tejo Remy. It’s made of 15 bags of rags, metal straps to hold them all together and, we assume, some sort of internal form to keep the chair’s shape. Customers have the option of submitting old clothing articles which will be used in the chair’s construction.

So, two questions:

1. Cool idea or just goofy? and....

B. Is this DIY-able? (For 3,320 bucks–yeah, that’s the price tag–I’m thinking it might be worth the...

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Art Piece? Chair? Light Fixture?

by DIY Maven

Art Piece? Chair? Light Fixture?

It’s all three. Eudora, available through b9Furniture, is fabricated out of fiberglass. She is upholstered in fabric that is encased in resin. But her true beauty, illumination, comes from within. This is one cool chick and, at 3200 bucks, she should be. My first addition to Eudora? A lighted pillow that says "Do Not Sit On Me!"

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Furnishings that Punctuate*

by DIY Maven

Furnishings that Punctuate*

The word ‘punctuate’ is thrown about in the design biz, but with Lampa's Asterisk Chair, you can literally punctuate a room. And at $99 bucks, it's not only stylish, it's affordable.

To continue the theme, check out this George Nelson asterisk clock. You can find it at Office Designs for $265, although with a little MDF and clock works from your favorite craft store, you could replicate one. (People who've been watching Top Design might recognize...

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