Monday, September 29, 2008


I always love to see someone re-using what we already have in our world, or maybe using something ugly and making it beautiful.

Ryan Frank is a Cape Town-trained product designer living in London, and making inspired furniture. Can you see the millipede in the ishongololo chair (ishongololo is Zulu for millipede) and the chicken in the inkuku chair (you can find chickens made from plastic bags sold everywhere in South Africa)?

I also like that Ryan used graffiti to create the Hackney shelf...

To see more of how Ryan uses his past and present to create new products, check out his website.

As originally seen on SA Elle Deco's blog

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