Designartist Osian Batyka-Williams discovered that some restaurants change their cutlery as often as every nine months (!) With The Cutlery Chair he demonstrates how these hard-to-recycle, unwanted pieces can be turned into a unique piece of furniture.
P.S. For those who scared by the idea of sitting down on some 150 spoons, forks, and knives - we heard Osian considered adding a cushion made from recycled napkins.
Aart van Bezooijen is a Dutch optimist and motivator for materials in design. He lives and works in Hamburg where he founded Material Stories (2005) to inspire and enable the best use of materials to make design more competitive, creative and sustainable.
2011 he explored sustainable solutions from around the world during the "It's Not Easy Being Green" project with graphic designer Paula Raché. He co-organized the Materials Café exhibitions at the Hannover Messe in Germany, the world's leading trade fair for industrial technology. Since 2012, he works as Professor for Material and Technology Transfer at the Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle growing a new materials library.