The vibrant ‘Miss Dondola’ swinging chair made from staves of a wooden cask

Reclaimed wood seems to be the new ‘go to’ resource for inventive furniture designs. In this regard, we have come across a collective project of different furniture items all made from recycled casks.Miss Dondola chair by Angela Missoni

Named unpretentiously as the ‘Progetto Barrique‘ (New Life for Wooden Barrels), the project was a conscientious endeavor to involve the young people of Italy’s San Patrignano community (a refuge for drug addicts and marginalized sections of society) in creation of variant furniture pieces with application of reclaimed wood.

One of the eye-catching items of this collection/community project is the ‘Miss Dondola’ by Angela Missoni, a charming swinging chair crafted from the staves of the wooden cask. These staves have been deftly arranged and then strung together by knots of a rope on their each side. The visual quotient of this design is further projected by the vivaciously colorful padding that comprises of a few familiar yet aesthetically pleasing hues.

Other equally enticing furniture pieces of the aforementioned Progetto Barrique project include conceptions like wine tables, stools, coffee tables, table lamps, pendant lamps and even benches. If you are interested, please do check out this link.

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Via: NotCot

2 Comments on “The vibrant ‘Miss Dondola’ swinging chair made from staves of a wooden cask”

  1. Interested in purchasing this swing. Looking for additional item details and ordering/contact information. I have contacted Architonic who referred me to San Patrignano who has not responded to two email requests.

    1. Hi Nancy, I have done some research and it seems difficult to verify whether this item is available for sale. Maybe you can try contacting the Missoni company, as Angela Missoni designed this swing? Hope this helps a bit. All the best!

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