|Offcuts was created as an example of a new approach
to upcycling. The chair is an exploration of object-
oriented upcycling, where re-materialisation of local
waste is preferred to the use of new raw materials.
Offcuts is created entirely from waste from the bins at Royal College of Art. The fabrics are dyed in
collaboration with MA Textiles student Katrina Wilde with
onion peels from the college canteen waste.
The material upcycling creates a theme of discussion as the decision to use damaged or used screws can be questioned, as these won’t last as long as new screws. The same would be said for the thread.
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