As places have become so overcrowded with people, the environment is also getting filled with tossed out garbage lining the sides of the roads and sandy shores. This is very prevalent in areas such as Long Island where Robert Moses designed parkways and beaches specifically for people to enjoy the natural beauty. Unfortunately designers like Robert Moses never envisioned garbage taking over their visions of a beautiful landscape. Fortunately new designers like Benjamin Rollins Caldwell of BRC Designs are now doing their part to recycle the tossed out messes by transforming garbage into beautiful artistic new furnishings.
Recycling to repurpose garbage into amazing furnishings to enhance a beautiful abode.
BRC Designs has taken the initiative to help sustain the environment by adding beauty simply by reinventing ditched items. Caldwell shows how found old junk, destined for the garbage dump, can be repurposed to create new useful and beautiful furnishings.
Following are just a few samples of the ingenious designs created by BRC Designs.
Spineless Chair and Spineless Sofa; "The bright colors of the book spines and the brass upholstery nails become the focal point... as the metallic printed words on the book spines get lost in the Mondrian inspired pattern created by the materials."
Spineless Side Table; "The side table features two drawer compartments finished in a red stained oak and high gloss black lacquer."
Spineless Low Table; "The low table features four internal compartments finished in a red stained oak and high gloss black lacquer."
"Thousands of leather and faux leather jean labels are hand nailed to an abstract chair structure making up the patchwork surface"
Label Whore Chair and Label Whore Chair 02; "The cushion of the chair is made of labels salvaged off of second hand clothing which have been meticulously placed and sewn together."
Label Whore Side Tables; " The side table features three internal compartments finished in a red stained oak and high gloss black urethane."
Label Whore Cabinet; "The cabinet features eight internal compartments finished in a red stained oak and high gloss black urethane. All the oak wood used in making up the cabinet is salvaged from defunct pianos."
"Inspired by pallets of obsolete computers and electronics that were collecting dust in a local warehouse."
Binary Low Table; "The table structure is made from the metal from computer towers that are riveted together and bent to the proper form. The surface is completely covered with a collage of motherboards, computer chips, led screens and hard drive disks held in place by sheet metal screws. The glass from the table was salvaged from an abandoned warehouse."
Binary Chair and Binary Arm Chair; "The surface of the chair is completely covered with a collage of motherboards, computer chips, lcd screens and hard drive disks held in place by sheet metal screws. The chair also has an interactive quality as the hard drive disks can be spun, the telephone keys and other buttons can be pressed, and the antennae raised and adjusted."
Double Slinky Table and Single Slinky Table; "Suspended by its own weight, this floating low table’s spiraling surfaces bounce when touched or when objects are placed upon it."
Slinky Low Chair and Side Chair; "...chair's spiraling surface flex to the weight of its occupant."
"This Children's collection brings out the child in everyone."
ABC123 Chairs and ABC123 Table; "Composed entirely of children's building blocks, The ABC123 furniture collection was designed with the intention of inspiring children to create and build things out the objects that they are surrounded by."
Capped Out Chair; "Soda Bottle Caps are attached together using zip ties to form the shape of this unique chair. The chair structure is composed of 99% recycled steel finished with a white powder coating."
Suicide Low Table; "Aluminum soda cans and nickel upholstery nails form the patchwork surface of the Suicide Low Table. The "Suicide Collection" is named after the suicide drink, which consists of mixing three or more different sodas together into one concoction."
Halide Chandelier; "Twenty-eight burnt out industrial halide light bulbs have been transformed into this elegant chandelier. Each large halide bulb has been retrofitted with 4 bright white energy efficient LED lights, suspended with repurposed weaved copper cables from a stainless steel plate."
The Interweb Chair; "The Interweb Chair is composed of a frame made from 1 inch blue plastic sheeting and a seat which uses the inner dielectric core from coax cables weaved through 64 grounding bars. The Coax cables were found in an abandoned warehouse and taken back to the studio where the black outer sheath and woven copper shield were removed, exposing the white Core. The blue plastic was originally bathroom stall dividers in an old Mill. When the Mill was demolished, BRC Designs salvaged these bright blue panels."
Pockets Rug; "Jean pockets are sewn together forming this patchwork rug."
Korobeiniki Chair; "The Korobeiniki chair is made completely from old pianos from its wooden understructure to the assortment of piano keys covering its surface."
Deuces Wild Chair; "350 retired Las Vegas playing card decks make up this unique lounge chair. Available in Blue and Red playing cards."
Get inspired by Benjamin Rollins Caldwell; pick up ugly garbage and use it to create beauty.
Benjamin Rollins Caldwell is a visionary as an artist and creator reinventing the ugliness that has been thrown out and forgotten into beautiful furnishings. Caldwell scours through garbage to discover usual finds that he repurposes giving the items an exciting new life. According to his biography "The types of materials Caldwell uses are wide and varied from more traditional materials such as wood, metal, glass, plastic and stone to more unconventional items such as playing cards, defunct pianos, computers, books, bicycles, children’s toys and even bathroom stall dividers. He then takes these objects and materials and transforms them from their original purpose into something new and innovative."
Instead of just tossing another item onto the heap this is the perfect opportunity to use one's creativity and give the tossed out junk another look. Thinking outside of the box one can create amazing beautiful new furnishings by recycling garbage and save the world of an over abundance of waste.
Get the imagination spinning and never be afraid to dance!
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