What I love about upcycle design is the fact that people come up with great ideas on how to give discarded objects/items a new life. Especially objects you wouldn’t expect could be upcycled. In the past few years I found so many terrific designs that one might wonder if there are still more fantastic ideas outhere. And why shouldn’t there be, because people design stuff all the time.
Water heater turned into unique bench
Just like the design you’re seeing in this post. A bench made from an old cylindrical, metal water heater and two old wooden chairs. It’s called 79°C bench and is created by Service and Product Designer Nelly Trakidou from Greece and living in London | UK.
The cylindrical geometry of the water heater creates the main volume of the bench and the friendly slightly curved wooden legs that she used are from chairs. The bench is named after the water temperature once it was a water heater.
“The value, importance and function of an object is relative and even the stuff
that is seemingly insignificant can be extremely good”
Photos © Nelly Trakidou
The two things I really love about this bench are the heater’s thermostat, a detail that reminds you of the previous function of the bench. And the bright colors that make you guess what the origin of the item is and give it a fresh look and feel. Too bad that there’s only one 79°C bench.