Upcycling: a way to create original designs

Lately, more and more brands are using upcycling methods to design new products. Upcycling is a great way to reuse materials and reduce footprints. It’s the art of reusing unwanted items by converting them into something better. The images below show you some examples of upcycled products.

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A lamp made of old skateboards – Made by MapleXO with Paul Sykes ($595)

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Dress made from old parachutes – Designed by Christopher Raeburn

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Dress made from discarded cow nipples – Designed by Rachel Friere

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A clock made from broken Iphones – Designed by Chris Koerner, a phone and iOS screen repair specialist (Kickstarter project: Twice Used)

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Lighting made from old bottles

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Coffee table made from an old door

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 Mixed wood table made by gluing small pieces of discarded wood together – Created by Herso, a Dutch furniture making team

Sources:

http://www.coolhunting.com/design/skatelamp-maplexo.php

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/twiceused/twice-used-broken-iphones-upcycled-into-everyday-i

http://www.fastcodesign.com/3019941/innovation-by-design/a-parka-made-from-old-parachutes-and-more-cleverly-upcycled-fashion

http://www.upcyclethat.com/upcycled-tables/4774/

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