26 Chairs Made from Recycled Materials

It is chairs, this time! We take a look at some of the most creatively recycled chairs out there. There is no argument that some of these may not be the most comfortable ones to sit on, but there is also no denying the genius of their designers in thinking of new ways to add function to these objects.

First up, a chair made from gun shells! You never really know when they would come in handy!



Alexander Reh was dead serious when he said he would make a chair out of gun shells. The ‘Fully Loaded’ chair contains 450 .12 gauge shotgun shells, and are allegedly comfortable.

You have seen the gunshells. How about guns?


Spoons. Now you know what to do with those unwanted hard to recycle cutlery.

by Osian Batyka-Williams

And if you happen to have those old wooden playbricks that you used to play with when you were a kid, how about shaping that into a chair?

by Pepe Heykoop[Via]

If you thought the last 2 may not be comfortable to sit on, how about the Pencil Chair? Ouch!


pencil chair

The meltdown chair: No, it’s not the financial one, but we are talking about plumbing tubes. This chair by Tom Price is made by heating and fusing together common plumbing tubes.


strange chair

Tom Price has apparently got more up his sleeve.

Chair made from clothes

Chair made from crumpled polypropylene sheets
propylene chair

Chair made from PVC hose
pvc chair

Chair made from rope

Curious how Tom makes these chairs? Check this video out on how he made the above chair:

The screw chair by Revol Design made from scraps of douglas fir and 3,726 drywall screws.

chair screw

chair from screw

Tube Chair made from steel scrap.

tube chair

We are just getting started. People have tried to make chairs from whatever stuff they normally throw away including old CDs…

by Belen Hermosa

wine corks…

recycled chair


…old bottles…




…waste plastic..


…old skis…


…street signs…

by Boris Bally

…old bathtubs…



…aluminium can tabs…



by Designer Carlos Alberto Montana Hoyos [via]

…plastic bags…

by Ryan Frank

…bicycle tires…

bicycle tires chair

…soda cans(pretty good,no?)…


…and even beer cans.


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