Playfully recycled silk textile seating by Meb Rure

Meb Rure
© Meb Rure

Every year, millions of tons of textiles go to waste each year. It's a major issue for the fashion industry, but these wasted materials can still end up as beautiful items instead of in landfills. Istanbul-based designer Meb Rure takes this approach by rescuing unwanted silk textiles and transforms them into a fabulous seating collection.

© Meb Rure

Seen over at Inhabitat, Rure's design features an easy-to-assemble chair, ottoman and stool made from American white oak vibrantly colored silk balls, made from recycled silk yarns from Nepal.

© Meb Rure
© Meb Rure

The result is an inviting and playful combination of refined materials and craftsmanship, says Rure:

Fabric waste into the end material… The ethnic-inspired design aims to bring warm and cheerful atmosphere to spaces. Colorful silk balls filled with sponge inside also provide a comfortable sitting experience. To decrease the carbon footprint while transporting legs are designed to easily assemble and disassemble even by one hand.

© Meb Rure
© Meb Rure

With recycled textiles turning up in everything from rugs to sofas, Rure's tasteful creation is another lovely example of how so-called "waste" can be remade into something quite attractive. More over at Meb Rure's website.

Tags: Furniture | Recycled Fashion

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