Learning From: Rebuilt Products by Nora Korn and Christoph Köhler

To the chagrin of my parents when I was younger and now my husband, I've been prone to collect pieces of “trash” from the street in the hopes of using them in some project or other in the future. As often as not they end up back on the curb where they came from, but not so for German design duo Nora Korn and Christoph Köhler who have documented their project, Learning From, for which they have collected 50 piles of rubbish over a three month period and repurposed it into new products.

Not only do we love the results, but this is the kind of project that we should all be inspired by — it doesn't necessarily take advanced carpentry skills to create something new from found materials, just some vision and creative thinking. We wholeheartedly agree with the statement on Korn and Köhler's website:

In times of fading resources when the demand for sustainability is growing and the desire fore more and more new products is omnipresent, both works show that the solution for all these problems is nearby — maybe too near: at the pavement around the corner.

Read more about the project and see more products at www.learningfrom.de.

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Images: Learning From