Recycled Clothes & Resin For Funky Furniture By Tobias Juretzek

Photos: Tobias Juretzek

From farmhouse beams, to refrigerators and naval mines, furniture made from old -- and odd -- materials is nothing new, but what about furniture that's made from clothing? Defying expectations of what mere clothing can do, German designer Tobias Juretzek combines recycled clothing with resin to make his unique and sturdy "Rememberme" chairs, each with its own story to tell.


According to Fast Co. Design, each chair is made of 13 pounds of clothing that's soaked in resin and then pressed into a mold, resulting in the final form. Playing on the element of nostalgia, the clothing is taken from friends, second-hand stores and even from Juretzek's own wardrobe. On his website, Juretzek explains the concept behind the chairs:

What often intends to be forgotten in wardrobes and boxes, now is brought to light again. Worn-out clothes, still kept for emotional reasons, here draw a characteristic marking on the chairs. Like a kind of message in a bottle the furniture contains memories and a sense for stories revives in us. The chairs create a conceptual frame, lead the message to a new expression and present themselves in a particular way, giving another perspective to things in general.

The chairs, which were featured in the 2011 Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan, will be sold by furniture company Casamania in the fall.

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