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Reclaimed Glasses And Lunch Trays Give These Chairs Their Ethereal Glow

26 February 2017

Plastic drink bottles

Artist and furniture maker Kim Markel wanted to make objects as responsibly as possible  – using material that already exists as much as she could.

She uses plastic from recycled bottles and, for heavier items like chairs and tables that need to be structurally sound, she uses a mixture of plastic from eye glasses and plastic lunch trays that have outlived their function.

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Indicators of  progression for discussion starters:

Component Indicator Level
Characteristics of technology Use this and other examples to describe the relationship between technology and the
made, natural, and social worlds
Characteristics of technology Use this and other examples to critique the role of technology in the development of sustainable environments 8

Keywords: recycle construction and mechanical, furniture, sustainability, characteristics of technology

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