Formafantasma uses Electronic Waste to Create Office Furniture Concepts

Office furniture concepts repurpose electronic waste all images courtesy of formafantasma/ikon

Office furniture concepts repurpose electronic waste
all images courtesy of formafantasma/ikon

formafantasma presents their latest work for the NVG triennial at the national gallery of Victoria, Melbourne – an ambitious investigation into the recycling of precious electronic waste. making use of a diverse range of media, ‘ore streams’ includes furniture concepts designed using old computers and phones, aiming to address the meaning of production in multiple perspectives and offer an insight into how design can be an invaluable agent for change.

Using form and color to initiate a deeper exploration of ‘above ground mining’ formafantasma draw attention to the complex role design plays in transforming resources, presenting the collection acts as a trojan horse. Ore streams composes of a range of office furniture including a cabinet, desk, table and a low chair, using dead-stock and recycled materials.