A combination of Roy Lichtenstein, South African slang and upcycled design. Yameng Li has reimagined a simple recycling idea into a work of art, by painting this unique tyre chair in collboration with Tyred, at the Design Indaba Conference 2010 in Cape Town.
If you were wondering what to do with all your old toys why not use them to create art. This is what Robert Bradford did when he came across a box of his children’s old toys. Rather than discarding the collection of tiny plastic figures he used them to assemble colourful sculptures.
Terrier toy sculpture
These have since been exhibited in numerous cities all around the world.
Rhino toy sculpture
Most of his sculptures are of dogs, but he has also sculpted rhinos, ostriches, camels and fairies.
Sniff toy dog sculpture
Bradford has shown the wide range of different styles available when using recycled materials.
Ostrich toy sculpture
Recycling can be the source of inspiration as well as comprising the materials for the art work.
Studio Aisslinger is based in Berlin and was founded by the German designer Werner Aisslinger. His works cover the spectrum of experimental, artistic approaches, including industrial design and architecture.
He seeks to use the latest technology in creating his designs and has helped introduce new materials and techniques to the world of product design. The stackable monobloc hemp chairs are made from hemp and kenaf, which are both renewable materials and have been designed for a lightweight eco friendly manufacturing process.