Recycling of textiles
This project is inspired by the fact that materials containing polyamide or lycra, such as nylon tights, are very difficult to be recycled. TO_X.1 is a comfortable chair and a stool made out of disposable textiles, which makes users aware of recycling problems and provides them with space to be creative in a playful way. The construction of TO_X.1 is bent from a single steel tube and is connected in just one welding spot. The tights are tied to the construction under tension. By their elasticity they hold the construction additionally together. The stocking pieces of the seat can be removed individually and replaced without external help. This project aims to raise the customers’ awareness of the existing tights recycling problem and to suggest an easy way for reusing pantyhose.