Tristan Roland’s Music Box Transforms a Discarded Chair and Record Player into a Multi-Functional Piece of Furniture

September 27, 2012 by  
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Designer Tristan Roland’s Music Box is a generic dining chair that was rescued from the trash and repurposed, with a record player built into the seat. Appropriated, morphed and recreated, Roland has given the discarded chair new life with added functionality. “Its original state as two separate objects, one being of a generic dining chair and the second, a discarded record player helps to portray the past, music and current issues of waste,” Roland writes. The chair is currently on display at the  Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield, MI, and you can view a short video of it here . + Tristan Roland Design The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to  see  your  story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following  this link . Remember to follow our  instructions  carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “Music Box” , Bloomfield , Cranbrook Academy of Art , furniture design , record player , Recycled Materials , repurposed , Tristan Roland , upcycling

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Ecotricity’s Nemesis Supercar Breaks UK Land Speed Record for Electric Vehicles at 151 MPH!

September 27, 2012 by  
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Who said battery-powered cars had to be boring? The “Nemesis”, a modified Lotus Exige , just broke the UK speed record for electric vehicles this morning! Engineered by renewable energy company Ecotricity , the car reached speeds of 151 mph at Elvington airfield in North Yorkshire and was driven by 21-year-old Nick Ponting. In addition to smashing records, the Nemesis is also shattering stereotypes about what it means to drive an electric vehicle. Read the rest of Ecotricity’s Nemesis Supercar Breaks UK Land Speed Record for Electric Vehicles at 151 MPH! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: areion , bluebird electric , dale vince , Don Wales , ecotricity , electric car , elvington airfield , guardian , lotus exige , Nemesis , nick ponting , Nissan Leaf , north yorkshire

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Tristan Titeux’ Colorful Re-Cut Furniture is Made From Recycled Wood

December 6, 2011 by  
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Tristan Titeux ‘ series of “re-cut” furniture is made from waste wood offcuts salvaged from the production of modern furniture. Titeux sees the series as a way to start a conversation about waste, about materials and about their origin. The top of his colorful “Milo” table is smooth and finished with Auro natural oil, and the bottom and interior is left purposefully rough and unfinished to create contrast. Titeux says: “I like the contrast and want people to look at it closely and think about what it has taken to get these materials to us, the trees that have grown, the process it all has gone through both good and bad, the bonding glues that are used, why these are bad and what is the sustainable solution to them.” + Tristan Titeux The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “green furniture” , “sustainable furniture” , green design , green products , re-cut furniture , Recycled Materials , recycled wood , recycled wood off-cuts , salvaged wood , sustainable design , tristan titeux

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