Something most of us probably don’t think about is where old fire hoses go when they’ve been decommissioned. The answer is: landfills all across America. Now, when hoses fail at being safe, there’s Oxgut Hose Co. to turn something that was once trash into a wonderful array of one-of-a-kind home furnishings and accessories. The Oakland, California-based company takes these old hoses and puts them into the creative hands of designers where they give them new life by way of functional and durable designs with a rich history.
From floor mats, lounge chairs, and hammocks, to eyeglass holders, and even slippers, there is clearly no limit to what can be made out of this material. The floor mats are an insanely smart way to recycle the hoses. The best part? Since the hoses are made to handle water, they’re super durable and easy to clean – just hose (ha!) them off or throw them in the washer.
Currently, Oxgut is seeking funding on Kickstarter to help fund the expansion of the line. Kick in some dough and get your very own mat!