Whittled away: The new seat of authenticity

09.11.2010 Chair : Rurban : Upcycling

London – The Whittle Chair is an example of taking what others discard and transforming it into an authentic product.

Carved by British designer Karen Ryan using nothing more than a penknife and her time, the Whittle Chair embodies the notion of DIY upcycling. ‘The process is left to be intuitive and unplanned’, explains the designer.

The Whittle Chair appeals to our primary desire to get back to basics, as discussed in Rurban aesthetics.

For more on how to extend a product’s lifecycle, see our Innovate article on Droog, the conceptual design company that shows how to breathe new life into unwanted products.

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