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Tuesday, April 01, 2008
Want not, waste not...

I'm the first person to admit that I'm not that environmentally conscious; I recycle and... I don't buy into all the "I'm not a plastic bag" crap because I don't think fad based consumption is the answer to/ or even helping environmental issues. However, I do think recycled products are great and I'm a design freak, so Japanese company Nendo's latest work, the "Cabbage Chair", gets the thumbs up from me.
Nendo designed the chair for the 21st Century Man exhibition curated by Issey Miyake, who asked them to make a chair from the unwanted pleated paper that is a by-product when making pleated fabric. Which led to this...


"This primitive design responds gently to fabrication and distribution costs and environmental concerns, the kinds of issues that face our 21st century selves. Thus, the cabbage chair fits active, optimistic and forward-moving "21st century people", the kind of people who, to borrow a concept Miyake expressed during a meeting with us, "don't just wear clothes, but shed their skin" - Nendo

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