Samuel Treindl Samuel Treindl

Parasitic furniture: Designer creates new pieces from offcuts

22 : 08 : 2013 Furniture : Offcuts : Repurposed

Münster, Germany – Designer Samuel Treindl does not just make furniture, he creates pieces and then uses the scraps to make other products, from clocks to lamps.

Calling it a ‘parasitic strategy’, Treindl designs furniture specifically with the offcuts in mind. His approach began when he assembled the classic IKEA PS desk and then cut out parts that were not structurally important to fashion a matching lamp. In his original piece, Brass Shelf, Treindl designed a shelf with intricate cut-outs and then used the leftover pieces of brass to make a clock and a coat rack.

‘As a producer and designer I have to pay attention to the manufacturing of a product, but also to offcuts and loss of material. In order to work in a more economic way, I superimpose different objects on a single metal sheet,’ says the designer.

Treindl uses non-essential parts of the furniture to create new objects is a form of symbiosis, where one object feeds off the other, resulting in two unique pieces. To see more, look at LS:N Global’s Symbiotic Branding macrotrend.

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