The Afterlife of Chair Backs
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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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Maria Popova is the editor of Brain Pickings, a curated inventory of miscellaneous interestingness. She writes for Wired UK, GOOD Magazine, Design Observer and Huffington Post, and spends a shameful amount of time on Twitter.