The design firm Reform Studio from Cairo, Egypt has come up with a brilliant way to upcycle plastic bags. They are turning them into beautiful furniture using Egyptian handlooms and traditional techniques. The aim of the people behind the project is to find ways in which modern design can be used to solve the worldâ€™s problems, one of which is certainly the alarming surplus of plastic bags discarded every day. And whatâ€™s more, through their project they are keeping alive Egyptâ€™s rapidly disappearing traditional practice of hand weaving. […]
Pallets are sturdy and abundant, and therefore a great material for upcycling to meet a number of architecture and design needs. A Tokyo based firm Hiroki Tominaga Atelier recently used them in a unique office space renovation. Whatâ€™s more, they were able to do so without the end result looking like a DIY project.