Around 7 million mattresses go to landfill or incineration every year in Britain. These stools highlight one way to re-purpose these materials utilising the metal components for a different use. A gentle curve in the seat has been created by manipulating the structure of the springs, removing flexible metal fixings with cable ties, colour matched to the upholstry. The intention was to design something where the production process and the workings are left visible. A simple plywood frame holds the springs, using ledges to pinch the upholstery in place. These stools were designed for a short project in my first year at Plymouth for our open studio spaces where we lay out large format work on the floor in groups, with the caster wheels enabling easier movement.

 

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