Habitus Loves… Repurposing

We love creative solutions at Habitus and so this week we take a look at objects and fashion that repurpose materials – get into some Design Hunter upcycling

12 Aug 2011

 

CHESS SET

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Designed by:
Alessandro Garlandini for ilVespaio

Why we love it: This quirky chess set is handmade from Whirlpool production scraps – the chessmen are flawed appliance knobs and the chessboard is printed on Whirlpool’s old non-woven advertising banners. What’s not to love!

Where you can get it:

ilvespaio.eu

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TWOSHIRTDRESS

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Designed by: Ellie Mücke

Why we love it: Melbourne fashion designer Ellie Mücke creates high fashion from re-purposed vintage items. Shirts become dresses, skirts become pants, and t-shirts become necklaces. It’s a cyclical system that results in cutting edge fashion with minimal impact.

Where you can get it:

mucke.com.au

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ODDS & ENDS, BITS & PIECES

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Designed by: Jo Meesters

Why we love it: Crafted using a variety of weaving and upholstery techniques, this four-piece soft furniture set transforms 34 discarded timber beams and 16 old blankets.

Where you can get it:

jomeesters.nl

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OLIVE DRAB WEEKENDER

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Designed by: Kill Spencer

Why we love it: This casual weekender makes use of the performance and functionality of repurposed military truck tarp material, making the bags nearly indestructible. Manufactured in the 1990s, the tarps were used on vehicles in the Iraq War. Each bag includes waterproof zippers and an interior laptop pocket.

Where you can get it:

killspencer.com

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CROOKED MANTLE

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Designed by: Leo Kempf

Why we love it: Made of FSC-certified Birch and inlaid with repurposed tires, this wall mantle treads the floor lightly.

Where you can get it:

leokempf.com

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EVOLVE LIGHTING

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Designed by: Lighting Options Australia

Why we love it: Luminaires are sourced from Australia and around the globe for a unique look that will add personality to any room.

Where you can get it:

lightingoptionsaustralia.com.au

 

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SIGN LANGUAGE SERIES

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Designed by: Cesar Cueva

Why we love it: Cesar received a parking fine one day and so made this sweet collection of rings out of street signs to pay for it – what a great story!

Where you can get it:

metalab.com.au

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PEGGY SUE

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Designed by: Volker Haug

Why we love it:Well, Volker’s obviously a favourite of ours, but Peggy Sue also highlights the sculptural capabilities and raw texture of the humble clothes peg.

Where you can get it:

volkerhaug.com

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