Lounge arrround in the Rrround Chair – designed by Arttu Kuisma and Janne Melajoki. Students at Lahti University of Applied Sciences in Finland, Kuisma and Melajoki won the Finnish design competition for young designers – Habitare.

Habitare is offered to young design students to give them an opportunity to get their work viewed before graduating. The theme of this year’s Habitare contest was to create a seat that was suitable for public spaces and also made of recycled material.

To achieve the theme’s requirements, Arttu Kuisma and Janne Melajoki created Rrround – a round seating arrangement made out of 250 square meters – or 2690 square feet – of recycled carpet. Kuisma and Melajoki used carpet that had been displayed in exhibitions, as such carpet is typically thrown away after the exhibition.

The scheme of Rrround can be altered by using different textures and colors of recycled carpet. Kuisma and Melajoki are currently working out manufacturing for the Rrround.

October 26th, 2010 by Lyn

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