Shoot Yourself Some New Furniture

Well, this is new. James Shaw recently created a gun that turns thermoplastics into colorful, playful furniture.


Based on the idea of sustainability, the gun is a thought-provoking way that can create a finished piece without creating more waste.


The plastic-extrusion guns turns the extrusion of polymers into a handheld function, rather than sending it to be done in factories. It joins a papier-mâché and a pewter gun in the designer’s new line, The Plastic Baroque.


Plastic Baroque is, in the end, about sustainability. It is part of a larger, recycling focused design movement, which also includes Dave Hakkens’ Precious Plastics project.


Photos by Paul Plews.

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