AZCAST: 5 Star Glass Table Set

by Justin Thomas •

AZCAST creates furniture from recycled sand-cast aluminum. The aluminum, which comes from used aircraft parts (among other sources) is hand-poured into casts to produce the desired moldings. AZCAST is now starting to utilize recycled glass and plastic in their designs. Designer: Eyreick Williamson Website: Azcast.Com

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Levy Design: Side Chair

by Justin Thomas •

This chair, designed by Josh Levy, and inspired by the earlier works of Frank Gehry, is constructed with recycled corrugated fiberboard. The surface is soft and brushed to feel like suede. Corrugated fiberboard consists of linerboard (the flat exterior) and flute (arched and sandwiched in between). When the two are adhered together, they resist bending from all directions. Designer: Josh …

Azumi Multifunctional Furniture

by Justin Thomas •

  This chest of drawers by Azumi cantilevers with a simple action to become an occasional table. The Azumis, a husband and wife team of designers, say this reflects Japanese needs where rooms are often multipurpose and furniture and tatami mats are reconfigured as required. Another example is their wire-frame recliner that can be flipped over and used as a …