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recycled furniture: tom price

'Meltdown' chairs by Tom Price is made by heating and fusing together common plumbing tubes, clothing, polypropylene sheets, PVC rope and hoses. This video shows how Price creates his cable tie chair by heating and pressing a seat-shaped former into a woven ball of approximately 10,000 black nylon cable ties. The ties begin to liquify as they come into contact with the heated former, then set in the shape of the seat as it cools, creating a contrast in form and texture to the remaining ties. No additional material has been added to make the seat - it is made entirely from melted cable ties.

Other chairs in this series are created using the same technique with different materials.

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    Aside from the cool factor of this char’s design, this is the worst material to make ANYTHING out of. PVC (poly vinyl chloride) is one of the most dangerous materials to melt, burn, or reprocess. It is known listed on the top 10 most dangerous chemical compounds list by the FDA and the US Environmental Council. The maker of this chair should know better than to use such a toxic material. If the chlorine industry didn’t make so much money making it it would never be allowed to exist.


    Comment by zack worrell | 01.16.11

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