Designers worldwide are coming up with innovative ways to create something unique out of ordinary and unused things. This beautiful, distinctive and recycled ‘Compact Disc Chair’designed by Swiss designer- Boris Dennler- is composed of 887 deformed, luminous and iridescent CDs and DVDs. Read more about the product below at SURFACES REPORTER (SR):
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The idea behind creating this chair was to give life to the unused and soon-to-be-obsolete CDS and DVDs that are no longer required to play movies and music. Hence he transformed them into an extraordinary furniture piece.
The discs are deformed through heat and then fixed with the help of screws and glue onto a wooden core that is designed by a digital mill. The primary objective of this project is to research the possibilities of recycling compact discs, experimentation that he has been dying to do since 2004.
“Physical hardware is gradually being replaced by the cloud, streaming, and USB keys. With the advent of MP3, the 2000s sealed the gradual disappearance of the audio cassette, then of the compact disc. Nevertheless, the vinyl record has managed to survive somehow, to currently experience a renaissance, pampered by a few aficionados,’ he says.
Experimenting With Different Tools and Temperatures
To create the desired product, the designer initially considered different ways to optimize CDs and DVDs as these are plastic-based objects. He carried out several experiments using different tools and hot temperatures to test out multiple deformations.
Finally, “the discs’ original circular shape, the final fish-scale appearance naturally emerged and the resulting overlaying iridescence evokes a multicolored chain mail linked together in a pattern to form a mesh, shares the designer.
When the sun's rays hit the surfaces of the furniture, it radiates oodles of sparkling colours across the room.
This fall, the chair will be displayed as part of Galila’s P.O.C collection in Brussels.
Product Name: Compact Disc Chair
Designer: Boris Dennler
Set design: Karen Pisoni
To Be Exhibited At: Galila’s P.O.C, Brussels, Belgiu
Photo Credits: Philippe Joner
About the Designer
Boris Dennler (born in 1976) is a self-taught French-speaking Swiss designer-artist from the Vallée de Joux. He lives and works in Villaz-St-Pierre (Fribourg). His works are collected by the Pierre Bergé Foundation, the V&A Museum in London, Le Mudac in Lausanne, Galila's POC in Brussels, Uli Sigg in Lucerne. In 2017, he launched the Lighting brand Matterlight. He also collaborates as technical manager of exhibitions at Mudac (Cantonal Museum of Design and Contemporary Applied Arts).
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