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Design of the day – Maria Westerberg’s T-Shirt Chair

Winner of this years Swedish Green Furniture Award, designer Maria Westerberg is making waves with her quirky “T-Shirt chair”. Featured in George Clarke’s Ideal Home Show 2011 Coronation Street Eco re-fit, the chair was created from friends’ old t-shirts, her grandmother’s curtains and worn out jeans, woven through the metal frame to make the body of the piece.

The idea behind the chair enables you to create any design or colour scheme you want. You could use old or second-hand material to add a personal touch and thin out your wardrobe! Furniture Sweden will be re-producing the chair which will be woven with left-overs from sofa  manufacturing that can be replaced with wear and tear. The piece is thought to cost around £2000 which is a little steep for me, but I’m sure it will become a furniture classic we look back on.

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