This minimalist piece of home furnishing was designed to encompass the “4 Rs” of sustainability: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rethink.
Called the R Chair, it’s the first in a series of four design studies from Aymeric Renoud (via Inhabitat). The design was kept simple in the name of material economy and waste reduction. The chair features a folding frame and hand-dyed hemp rope. It’s assembled by hand and uses natural materials wherever possible.
The result is something that looks like a contemporary take on the crafty outdoor furniture one often finds at art galleries and souvenir shops in popular tourist locales.
The R Chair was actually a project for the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, so it’s unclear whether consumers will ever be able to buy one.