In the age of reuse-is-better-than-recycle, Italian designer Antonello Fusè has come up with an ingenious, elegant twist on used furniture: Abitudini, a line of unique, asymmetrical coat hangers made from old chair backs. Fusè cuts the chairs at different points and attaches a metal hook to the top, marrying functionality, sustainability and charisma in a simple yet brilliantly refreshing way.

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