Recycled Cassette Tape
Recycled Furniture: Finn Stone’s Ball Chair
Incredible portraits created from recycled cassette tape by artist, Erika Iris Simmons, aka, iri5. These pieces are from her “Ghost in the Machine” series. Most of the work created by iri5 is made from recycled or found materials. In addition to these true to life portraits, she has some amazing collages using recycled paper on her website, http://www.iri5.com/. Her work can also be seen on flickr.com. She is definitely a force!! ..and one to keep an eye on.
Each piece is about $1500.00 to $2000.00 at iri5.com
[Source: Great Green Goods]
The indoor-outdoor Ball Chair by Finn Stone, a London artist and designer, combines 1970s styling with 21st-century sustainability. Made of recycled injection-molded plastic coated with glossy paint, the chair was inspired by Mr. Stone’s collection of vintage fiberglass furniture.
“I was shocked that nobody from the 1970s had ever made a ball-shaped chair that would fit into the home,” he said. “There were huge versions that you could crawl into and ones that floated on water.”
The chair, which is 21 inches high and 20 inches in diameter, weighs 13 pounds, so it is easy to move from poolside to fireside. It comes in 18 colors. “It’s such a simple design, it works everywhere,” Mr. Stone said.
Available for about $300 at D’Apostrophe, 394 Broadway (Walker Street), (212) 334-5045 or dapostrophe.net; for information on custom versions: finnstone.com.
[Source: NY Times]