The Scrap Stool
We asked local paper businesses to put their paper waste into trashcans that we filled with a slow drying glue.
By discarding their paper waste into our trashcans, the employees ended up creating furniture for us! Without changing their routine, we transformed the workers from being wasteful into furniture makers….who vigorously recycled.
Since the stool uses waste material and labor that is already paid for, there is little to no cost to produce them.
There is untapped potential in the manufacturing process everywhere. We simply “killed two birds with one stone.” We are applying this design method to create other usable objects - from chairs and tables to larger pieces of furniture including sofas and beds. Repurposing for good is an important design methodology that we stand by.