These Chairs Are Literally Made of Money

These Chairs Are Literally Made of Money

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Tara Bellucci
Oct 9, 2015
(Image credit: Angela Mathis)

The lifespan of paper money is only about 18 months—after that, it's decommissioned and sent to be burned. As an alternative, London designer Angela Mathis created VALUE, a line of furniture upholstered with shredded dollars, pounds, euros, and other bills.

(Image credit: Angela Mathis)

The shredded notes are formed into a new textile and used to upholster the pieces— in this case, stools. The final result has a raw, graphic feel, almost like composite board meets paper mâché.

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