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Using aesthetics and typography of license plates
From time to time a new category of objects arises. One category is growing faster than another. And maybe the upcycled item featured in this article will be part of a fast growing category. Who knows. It surely has potential. The item is a license plate. An object that may not seem very interesting at first glance, but I think you’ll change your mind after seeing these photos.
This upcycle design is called NUMBER CHAIR and is created by Clemens Schebiella, based Halle (Saale) | Germany.
Clemens was interested in ‘upcycling‘ and one day that led him to a scrapyard where he discovered these old license plates. He realised that recycling these plates is very costly and harmful to the environment so he decided to take them with him. Fascinated by their aesthetics and typography he started to work with them.
“When fanned out, they reminded me of the back part of beetles. This made me think about the back of humans, so I bent them slightly and voila, they made a perfect seat shell.”
The Number Chair is an exhibition of knowing your material, problem solving and creativity. Clemens is an industrial designer with long-term manual experience and high level technical knowledge. In 2016 he got his Bachelor of fine arts (industrial design) at university of art and design Burg Giebichenstein. Since then he worked there as artistical and technical employee. Before his study, he got 9 years of production experience including an apprenticeship for mechanics and the exam of master craftsman engineer.
It’s just incredible to see what can happen with a boring object like a license plate. I guess it’s the right person for the right object.