Old office chairs are increasingly being transformed into hard-shell backpacks and bicycle panniers within an innovative new job.
Thomas Howell-Jones, a Supplement Design Student at Heathrow City University, has created Rest, a new product which will uses the backrests connected with discarded office chairs to create the durable, waterproof and also impact proof bags.
The sustainable solution converts a corner of the chairs suitable large bag which can be worn or mounted onto a bicycle.
More than 810, 000 office chairs check out waste every year in the uk and Rest was designed in an hope to slash the number which need to visit to waste tips.
Thomas came across the idea after accumulating discarded office chairs in a bid to find the sustainable use for these folks.
After dismantling several chairs he found the fact that backs could be used as a protective container and after experimenting with many other products he successfully transformed chairs of different izes and shapes into uniform bags in addition to bicycle panniers.
Thomas Howell-Jones said: “Realising that a book bag was possible from company chair waste was the turning point for that project. This allowed me to keep detailed investigation and growth showing results seen today.
“Materialising the office chair backrest shell allowed Rest being as functional as achievable whilst also supplying a positive change resistance and waterproof travelling bag. The process from realisation in order to outcome was very pleasurable and I now look forward to developing the range. ”
Thomas now plans to consider other waste materials which is often transformed into everyday make use of products, such as bike inner tubes.
Rest has already claimed the Stepping Stone award for the RSA Student Designs Merit after a panel associated with judges commended the creation’s creativity and range of employs.