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The Top 9 Strangest Materials Used to Make Chairs

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The Top 9 Strangest Materials Used to Make Chairs

Photo above by Belen Hermosa.

Designers from all over the world have combined creativity and recycling to construct these chairs. Not only are they interesting to look at, but they are also completely usable! Some of the designers even test the chairs to prove they will support your weight, as in the photo above. Check out what we think are the 9 weirdest things people have turned into chairs:

9. Fish

The Top 9 Strangest Materials Used to Make Chairs

You can easily tell that the designer of this chair spent several years in the fishing industry before pursuing furniture design. Tristan Cochrane took a trip to his local fish market and purchased sardines, which he used to create plaster molds. The chair itself is made out of aluminum based on these molds, but it sure does look realistic, doesn’t it?

8. Skis

The Top 9 Strangest Materials Used to Make Chairs

Blogger Jennifer Moore spotted these chairs made out of old skis on the side of the road while driving to visit her dad in New Hampshire.

7. CDs

The Top 9 Strangest Materials Used to Make Chairs

Instead of throwing away your old CDs, why not consider the environment and use them for a project? Belen Hermosa used over 4,000 CDs to create this chair.

6. Street Signs

The Top 9 Strangest Materials Used to Make Chairs

Designer Boris Bally constructs and sells chairs and tables made from old street signs. He recommends using them in your kitchen to give it more of a modern look.

5. Pencils

The Top 9 Strangest Materials Used to Make Chairs

Unlike other pencil chairs across the internet, which are designed to make an artistic statement but would give you quite the poke if you tried to sit in them, this chair by Anon Pairot is more user friendly.

4. Cutlery

The Top 9 Strangest Materials Used to Make Chairs

Designer Osian Batyka-Williams constructed this chair entirely out of recycled silverware.

3. Clothes

The Top 9 Strangest Materials Used to Make Chairs

Tom Price is a fan of melting together and repurposing various items. One piece of furniture he’s created is a chair made from fleece clothing.

2. Plumbing Tubes 

The Top 9 Strangest Materials Used to Make Chairs

Also by Tom Price is a visually striking chair made out of ordinary plumbing tubes.

1. Shotgun Shells

The Top 9 Strangest Materials Used to Make Chairs

Topping our list is this dangerous-looking masterpiece of furniture design. Called “The Fully Loaded Chair,” this design by Alexander Reh features over 300 shotgun shells.

Have you spotted any stranger chairs that we missed? Surprised by the order this list is in? Share your thoughts in a comment below!


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