Wonky-wheeled shopping trolleys traditionally end up at the smelter, but Etienne Reijnders has worked out how to save them from this fiery fate: by cutting them up and welding them back together as household furniture.
The Dutch furniture designer takes the one-time vehicles of consumption and ‘upcycles’ them into chairs, tables and couches, which he then sells for around €3000.
The resulting Transformer-like chunks of metal look functional, if not more than a tad uncomfortable. Not so, apparently. In a recent interview, Reijnders assured the good folks over at The Creators Project that his chairs are actually designed with human comfort in mind. Which is more than you can say for the supermarkets from whence they came.