Café America Chair
At our San Francisco office, we've had reuse on our minds. While perusing projects online this week, Grain Design's Café America chair caught my eye. The chair is not only made of recycled galvanized steel chain-link fencing but it also cleverly rethinks the use of the material—and was designed with its afterlife in mind as well.
The result of a Rhode Island School of Design collaboration, Grain Design was founded in 2007 and now comprises four designers scattered across the country, from Seattle to Boston to New York. Though much of the group's collection lies in the realm of jewelry and purses, the theme of sustainability runs throughout the designs.