With the latest technological advancement, now even libraries are renewed into digital archives and this has left many books and magazines lying outmoded either in the stores or in garages. To properly utilize the obsolete books, Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) came up with an innovative idea of hosting a contest where students had to create furniture using books as their main material.
The Esquire Chair is one of the head-turners that took birth during the competition and well utilized discarded books into something innovative and functional. As the name suggest, the chair is made using Esquire men’s magazines. The two students from RIT, Adam Capron and David Donath, converted the magazine covers into a contemporary seating system. After doing an extensive research, the duo discovered that bookbinding material is the only part of the book which is non-recyclable, so they decided to use it as their main building material.
The covers are filled with shredded foam and sewed together to form a triangular-shaped seating top, whereas the base is made using redundant 2″x4″ lumber, and the seat holder from scrap electrical conduit and 550 paracord.
The Esquire suspended chair is not only an ultra-modern in design and aesthetics, but also a furniture unit that leaves zero carbon footprints. And, with the latest trend of creating upcycled products, the designer duo is helping transform waste materials into an object of better quality and environmental value.