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“reTIRE” Chair by Matthias Kirchner

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Designer Matthias Kirchner reworked bicycle parts to give a new perspective to an everyday object: a chair, which he created during a six week project at University of Applied Science Aachen.

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Using two old bicycle forks, he created the framing of the seat and old bike tires braided together to create a seat. The tubes are hand sewn and the braided rubber creates a kind of buoyant surface that molds to the sitter’s body.

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Jaime Derringer, Founder + Executive Editor of Design Milk, is a Jersey girl living in SoCal. She dreams about funky, artistic jewelry + having enough free time to enjoy some of her favorite things—running, reading, making music, and drawing.