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Would you wear your chair?
    2017-August-23  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

Old office chairs are being transformed into hard-shell backpacks and bicycle panniers* as part of a strange new recycling project.

Thomas Howell-Jones, a product design student at Birmingham City University, has created Rest, a product that uses backrests from discarded office chairs to form durable, waterproof and impact-proof bags. The sustainable* solution converts the back of the chairs into a large bag that can be worn or mounted onto a bicycle.

Howell-Jones came up with the idea after collecting discarded office chairs in a bid to find a sustainable use for them. He found that the backs could be used as a protective container and after experimenting with various other products he successfully converted chairs of different shapes and sizes into uniform bags and bicycle panniers.

“Realizing that a backpack was possible from office chair waste was the turning point for the project. This allowed me to continue detailed investigation and development showing results seen today,” said Howell-Jones. “Materializing the office chair backrest shell allowed Rest to be as functional as possible whilst also supplying an impact resistance and waterproof bag. The process from realization to outcome was very enjoyable and I now look forward to developing the range.”

Howell-Jones now plans to look at other waste materials that can be transformed into everyday use products, such as bicycle inner tubes.

Rest has already won the Stepping Stone Award at the RSA Student Designs Award after a panel of judges commended the creation’s innovation and range of uses.(SD-Agencies)

 

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