Images: Markus Friedrich Staab
Wednesday, 28 September 2011
Anyone who follows us over on Twitter will know that we're not really very keen on up-cycling. Not up-cycling per se you understand, but up-cycling done badly and/or needlessly, with no particular thought process involved. So when we received an email from Markus Friedrich Staab asking us to take a look at his 're-cycled, re-furbished, re-done' work, we immediately thought it was one for the recycle bin! But curiosity got the better of us, and we soon found ourselves immersed in a colourful world of once mass-produced and homogeneous chairs - picked up from convention centres or found abandoned on the street - which had been given a new lease of life. The purists amongst you may be rolling your eyes, but, on this occassion, we're just lapping up those clashing neon stripes!