TAG: Furniture making

Windworks Video Features Wind-Produced Upholstered Furniture

Windworks Video Features Wind-Produced Upholstered Furniture

A collaboration between a saw mill operator, a color mill operator, and a knitting mill operator has led to a unique showcase for the power of the wind. Merel Karhof, inventor of the Wind Knitting Factory, designed a series of furniture pieces that are all constructed using wind energy, as illustrated in this video. Windworks by Merel Karhof from Merel Karhof on Vimeo. “The Zaanse Schans is an area located on the river ‘Zaan’ in the province of Noord Holland and is home to a collection of well-preserved historic windmills. Each one of these produces a different kind of raw… read more

Furniture Crafted From Coffee Grounds

Furniture Crafted From Coffee Grounds

The leftover coffee grounds from a morning jolt are not only good for compost fuel. Some creative designers are actually using them as materials for furniture making. A few years back, a nonprofit design company called Re-worked had a line of furniture that incorporated coffee grounds in the manufacturing process. The company, with the goal of making what they could from recycled waste materials, was able to create a substance which enabled them to form several sturdy furniture pieces called Çurface. Made from 30% coffee grounds and 70% High Impact Polysterene, the company also used recycled plastics. This mixture is made… read more