Pavilion made from 300 pairs of blue jeans just popped up in Milan

April 5, 2017 by  
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Here’s something we’ve never seen before: a structure made entirely of pants! Starchitects Diller Scofidio+ Renfro just unveiled a sprawling pavilion made from 300 pairs of blue jeans in Milan. The installation is called Linking Minds , and it re-interprets the idea of using ready-made modules (in this case pants) in architecture. The surreal jean canopy soars over the historic Palazzo Litta in Milan. While the individual pairs of pants represent the human scale of urban life, the meshed twisted structure points to a sense of community and the collective nature of architecture. Liz Diller engaged with the historical Palazzo Litta in 5VIE during Milan Design Week 2017 to reinterpret one of the most basic architectural elements: the roof. Formally, Diller’s suspended structure resembles the 3D-printed twisted mesh typically used for festivals. However, in this case the structure is realized with an unexpected, simple but iconic material: denim. Jeans are one of the most ubiquitous garments around the world, however they’re also very private and intimate items that we wear in direct contact with our skin. Related: 14 conversation-starting chairs that push the boundaries of design Jeans are also a curious object in terms of structure. Having two legs and one waist, it has an implicit structural logic that allows various combinations and spatial patterns. Connected waist-to-waist and cuff-to-cuff, and filled with air, the Linking Minds installation is a visually dynamic work of art and architecture that is one of the main landmarks of Milan Design Week 2017 . Diller Scofidio+ Renfro + Milan Design Week

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Nudie Jeans recycles worn-out jeans to make adorable camper seats and holiday gifts

December 11, 2014 by  
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Swedish company Nudie Jeans recycled 2,700 pairs of their worn-out old jeans and used the material to build incredible furniture pieces and holiday gifts. Around 90 percent of every pair of denim jeans was recycled to make the rugs, camper seats and mats, all of which which used different parts of the original product. Read the rest of Nudie Jeans recycles worn-out jeans to make adorable camper seats and holiday gifts Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “green furniture” , camping equipment , eco camping , green materials , Nudie Jeans , recycled clothes , recycled denim , recycled jeans , Recycled Materials , recycled textile , reused textile , Sweden

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H&M’s New Line Of Eco-Friendly Denim Closes The Loop On Textile Recycling

January 19, 2014 by  
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We recycle our bottles, cans, and newspapers, but what about clothes that are past their prime? Last year, Swedish apparel chain H&M made headlines by launching the world’s first global clothes recycling program . Now, the fruits of that labor are making their way to market. On the one year anniversary of its recycling program announcement, H&M will reveal a new line of denim products made with recycled program derived from repurposed clothing. Proceeds from sales of the recycled denim garments will benefit the H&M Conscious Foundation, where the money will be used to fund projects designed to close the loop on textiles. Learn more by following the link below. READ MORE> Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: chemicals in clothing , clothing recycling , ecouterre , h&m , H&M eco-friendly denim , H&M recycled denim , recycled denim , recycled jeans , textile recycling , textile waste        

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7 Thrifty Ways To Recycle Old Denim Jeans

August 22, 2010 by  
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Jeans are a staple in any modern closet – easily dressed up or dressed down, our love for denim runs deep. But continuous wear often leads to serious tear, so when the day comes for us to part with our best blues, it’s hard not to feel a little broken hearted. But don’t get down on your lost denim because there are a bunch of clever designers breathing a new life into those frayed threads.

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