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A Wall Made of 300 Chairs Takes Repurposing a Step Further

By Lily Newman on at

Screens and curtains are alright, but sometimes you want a real wall. Solid, substantial and offering some privacy. If bricks and cement blocks are too boring, you can always turn to re-purposed household items. Right?

Artist Fumiko Kobayashi used about 300 chairs to create "1000 Legs, Cultivating Fruits," a huge wall built entirely out of chairs and some old clothing. Kobayashi collected the materials in neighbourhoods around Tokyo where discarded waste builds up. The wall, currently on display at the Mori Art Museum until January 13 as part of a show called Roppongi Crossing, evokes Japan's post-tsunami devastation. But it's also just an awesome, if slightly impractical, way to re-purpose old furniture. [Spoon & Tamago]