Regular visitors and readers of upcycleDZINE may have noticed that used plastic bottles or containers are great upcycle objects. A fantastic example of upcycling plastic bottles is the PET Lamp project by Alvaro Catalán de Ocón. Of course there are more incredible creations, just look here.
And now I want to show you a unique upcycle design that doesn’t use the bottles but uses the caps. Because I’ve used plenty of plastic milk containers I’ve saved quite an amount of caps. Still have to think of something interesting to make out of them. This next design piece may have inspired me.
From soda bottle cap into chair
The object is a chair and is called ‘Capped Out Chair‘ and is designed by Benjamin Rollins Caldwell, founder of BRC Designs, based in Inman | United States. BRC Designs transforms timeless and unconventional materials into unique yet simple furniture design.
“My objective is to use materials in such a way that I completely transform their original purpose into something new and innovative.” And so he did with this fascinating and colorful piece of upcycle design. Soda Bottle Caps are attached together using zip ties to form the shape of this unique chair. Actually, I think it’s more some sort of throne.
The chair structure is composed of 99% recycled steel finished with a white powder coating. At BRC Designs each piece of furniture is handcrafted by a small team of skilled craftsmen under the close artistic direction of Benjamin.
Photos © BRC Designs
“Design and Conceptualization has always come naturally to me. Luckily, its also something that excites me. My operation is a modern studio furniture company that uses the skill and expertise of multiple craftsmen from different backgrounds. BRC Designs makes limited edition objects, one-of-a-kind pieces, and custom materials from the inception of the idea. For me, the physical act of making an object is just as important as the cognitive evolution of the concept.”
Please head on over to BRC Designs website to explore a very inspiring collection of upcycle design.