Design: Lug Trugs
Materials: Recycled Tire Rubber
Pitch: "Made in Chicago from recycled tire rubber, Strand Design's line of Lug Trugs are beautiful, versatile and functional objects. We start by cutting the patterns out of recycled rubber sheets using a water jet cutting machine."
Designer: Ted and Sharon Burdett
Link: Strand Design
Location: Chicago, Illinois
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