Mix and match: Designer promotes furniture re-use

18 : 09 : 2012 Design : Central Saint Martins : Industrial Design

New York – Industrial designer and Central Saint Martins MA graduate Jason Fletcher has created the Third Generation Furniture Project , which repurposes devalued objects as functional components for re-use in idiosyncratic furniture.

The project is based on the industrial process of modularisation, the idea that a wide variety of items can be produced using a limited number of components. The project includes standardised connective parts and sections that can be connected with a range of usable components from discarded furniture.

The end product is not only a beautiful piece of functional furniture, but also a contribution to ‘the ongoing dialogue about the re-use of consumer goods and cyclic consumption,’ says Fletcher.

Demand for furniture with a repurposed aesthetic is growing as many young consumers become bored with a mass-produced look. Fletcher’s project has potential to greatly increase the supply of such furniture, while creating products that match the design feel of the increasingly popular Hacked Home.

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