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The Most Stupid Piece of Eco Friendly Furniture

Around the world, as people are becoming more conscious about the environment, the demand for eco friendly products is increasing. And when it comes to furniture, the trend of going green is fast picking up. A lot of furniture manufacturers took note this trend and started producing eco-friendly products and ensuring they were readily available.

Now Nick Demarco a student from from the California College of the Arts designed an “eco friendly piece of furniture” named the XS chair that can be filled with anything you have in excess- old clothes, magazines or in this case, garbage and bottles. The prototype is made of vinyl, but Nick says the production models will be made of a recycled plastic mesh. Finally I know that we all need to be eco-conscious, but I don’t think that you can sit comfortably on this kinda green chair that will have sounds of crushing bottles and denting cans when you rest your butt. I don’t know what they teach those students at this college, but there are definitely better ways to recycle your garbage and also to get an eco-friendly seating furniture. Below you can see the a video of Nick describing the chair.

29 comments

  • cheryl May 20, 2008 at 17:16 PM Login to Reply →

    I agree with your thought on most points, but, I’m impressed that such a young student has the clarity of vision to be thinking outside convention these days…after the amount of their schooling time being spent just sponging up everyone else’s visions and regurgatating it back with their name on it.

  • jordan May 20, 2008 at 20:29 PM Login to Reply →

    Hey! Thanks for the great info, that’s a very interesting idea… I was browsing through a bunch of green websites and blogs and I came across yours and found it very interesting. There are a bunch of others I like too, like the daily green, ecorazzi and earthlab.com. I especially like EarthLab.com’s carbon calculator (http://www.earthlab.com/signupprofile/). I find it really easy to use (it doesn’t make me feel guilty after I take it). Are there any others you would recommend? Can you drop me a link to your favorites (let me know if they are the same as mine).

  • Diego May 20, 2008 at 23:33 PM Login to Reply →

    Take it easy, his is only a student. Maybe he can improve the idea and become it better.

  • I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority.

  • Mer May 21, 2008 at 18:23 PM Login to Reply →

    Great effort, but I agree he needs a bit of beauty to accompany that…
    Great blog, xxx

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  • Ken May 22, 2008 at 17:01 PM Login to Reply →

    if they didn’t make it see through, it might be a great idea.

  • Kyle May 24, 2008 at 05:21 AM Login to Reply →

    less time. less effort, less money
    but should improve materials and constuction[where to place each materials
    that it wouldn't look bulgy everywhere]
    for the durability, looks and comfortability of the seat.

  • alex May 27, 2008 at 15:39 PM Login to Reply →

    he’s an art student, not a furniture designer (at this point anyway). can’t the piece be appreciated as something with metaphorical meaning more than practical use? i wasn’t able to watch his description of the piece so i cant actually guage his intent, but i thought the idea behind the piece was witty. maybe it isn’t comfortable and maybe you can see all the trash inside…so what?! i think it would be an interesting experience to sit in this chair. adding the plastic mesh would make it even more real by allowing the smells of the trash inside to affect the occupant… VERY interesting…

  • Andronym May 28, 2008 at 16:18 PM Login to Reply →

    Fascists.

  • stacy May 29, 2008 at 01:21 AM Login to Reply →

    I think a lot of you are missing the point of this piece and taking it out of context. The piece was developed in a class sponsored by walmart.com and bdh and focused on developing an environmentally conscious chair.(It will be sold -probably- through walmart.com.) This chair works within that context well – it is a piece of furniture which ships totally flat, is made of recycled materials and can give you extra storage as well as seating when used in a smaller space. The student filled it with trash to evoke a response- which he did well as witnessed here. Nick is both a design student and an artist, and I think this piece shows his talents in both arenas. Isn’t part of an artist’s job to elicit a response from the person engaging with his piece? Do you see that this could be a particularly interesting piece at walmart.com- not only by increasing their assortment with eco pieces, but also in evoking a response around sustainability that might be well placed. Also, I would not stuff the chair with trash (even though it is oddly comfortable), but I would put my winter sweaters in it in the summer or my kids’ stuffed animals. I think it is possible that an opaque version exists as well. Anyway. I think it is a great idea.

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  • Mad@u July 3, 2008 at 23:04 PM Login to Reply →

    This is so mean! this is what a class did! Not actually for sale
    and they are recycling! You at this website are very inconsiderate
    and if anyone who made this sees this please comment!

  • Caio July 25, 2008 at 07:31 AM Login to Reply →

    I would think, as a normal, sane, person, that if by any chance you
    had too much clothes lying around, the right thing would be donating
    them so someone who will actually use and need them. Not sticking them into some ugly, plastic-frame attempt-of-a-chair.

  • MEEP October 13, 2008 at 04:00 AM Login to Reply →

    i think that this would be a cool way to keep old clothes that you really liked but have grown out of you could put stuff in it that you really liked when you were a child as a memorobilia kind of… but not trash.

  • Nate November 15, 2008 at 17:18 PM Login to Reply →

    Yeah, I think that filling it with trash was more an attention-grabbing strategy.

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  • shannon December 17, 2009 at 01:09 AM Login to Reply →

    You want to sit on trash, jump in a dumpster!

  • painters glasgow April 19, 2010 at 18:25 PM Login to Reply →

    Definietely it is great idea, but sitting on the bunch of rubbish can’t be very pleasant experience.

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  • I know what I like April 30, 2010 at 08:00 AM Login to Reply →

    I dunno, you seem like a bit of a prick. What are the odds you’ve ever made anything close to as good as this chair? Probably not good. You’re probably a disgruntled fat guy who spends his time talking sh*t about other people’s work.

  • Josh Urso Design April 30, 2010 at 17:57 PM Login to Reply →

    We like the concept of the chair. There are some materials out there that are both soft and too difficult to recycle. Some synthetic fibers take more energy (usually in the form of petro fuel) to recycle (if it is possible to recycle them at all) than to create in the first place. Using the scrap from manufacturers to fill the chair forms could be an interesting outlet for such waste. Who knows, it could be kinda comfy too!

  • Liang Chun August 15, 2010 at 11:54 AM Login to Reply →

    It looks disgusting and disfigured.

    I rather sit in a pile of mud for hours.

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