We always wonder what to do with the old shoes that can’t be worn anymore. Multidisciplinary designer Irina Flore has come up with an innovative approach of repurposing old shoes to create artistic furniture. Read more about this gorgeous, functional, and multipurpose furniture below at SURFACES REPORTER (SR):
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Irina collaborated with Native Shoes to design and develop sculptural furniture made with materials created from reclaimed and repurposed footwear.
What is Remix Maison
Remix Maison is a partnership between the designer Flore and Native Shoes using the latter’s material called Native Shoes Remix to create innovative and artistic furniture. '
The product is made from old footwear, mainly using EVA (Ethylene Vinyl Acetate) and rubber.
How these shoes are repurposed?
The process of repurposing shoes started with the accumulation of shoes that are no longer in use. These shoes are then property cleaned and then ground into a new kind of material.
Then the material is used to create the different objects. For creating sculptural structures, the metal frame has also been used.
“Circular in nature, this recycling process and resulting project bring awareness to the fact that each reclaimed shoe can become a piece of art, rather than waste,” says the designer.
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For utilizing the old footwear and showcasing the beauty of repurposed material, the designer has created a piece of furniture that itself looks like a piece of art. The furniture comes in different designs and shapes that not only have striking designs but are also eco-friendly and fully functional. This furniture can be used as a console or can be placed near entryways or anywhere else to give an extraordinary touch to that place.
This furniture is not only used as a showcase but also can be a seat for one person or a tray for holding books or keys or a holder for placing other small things and even can work as a hanger for your coat.
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