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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Embedded in a cell phone or in accessories such as rings, bracelets or watches, the novel tools aim to make it easier to manage hypertension. But they must still pass several tests before hitting the clinic.