There are said to be two billion pallets in circulation around the world, and two/thirds of them are only used once. Designer Pierre Vedel approaches the problem by designing a complete armchair built from exactly one of the ubiquitous pallets .
It is not that easy; there is not really a lot of wood in a pallet.
But finish it off with a few IKEA cushions and a pallet bookcase, and you have furniture for free. To top it all off, Pierre offers it as a free Creative Commons download, with Drafsight, free CAD software from Dassault.
Just be sure to listen to Owen Pallet while you do it.
More at Pierre Vedel's website, found on Dornob
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