Metrobench by Steve Shaheen

Believe it or not people use all kinds of crazy things for building or inventing all sorts of items they could use around the house. Or at least they have the idea and make the prototype because I dot believe that any sane people would actually buy them and use them for real in their homes. As I said, it’s only a concept and an alarm triggered for recycling materials purposes. Or at least this is my opinion. And to be more specific I introduce to you the chair/sofa/chaise-longue that is made out of Metro cards.

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The man who got the idea, Steve Shaheen, started collecting Metro cards and he realized he could recycle them and give them a noble use, so he glued together about 5,000 such Metro cards and obtained an unusual, yet surprisingly comfortable seating. The name of this unusual piece of “furniture” is the Metrobench and the designer was helped by many people from New York city in his attempt to gather 5,000 Metro cards within a week. The design of the bench is at least interesting and the general impression is that of fluidity, so I kind of like it, but I can’t say it can be functional.