Recycled Oil Drums
Oil Drums, Repurposed.
A fresh take on iconic designs, the new Pele & Javier Collection is rejuvenated by creative reuse. Recycled oil drums become festive chairs and stools. Traditional recycling of oil drums is a machine driven, high-energy process involving large amounts of water, power, and chemicals. Our sustainably built furniture embraces the local culture of reuse; Indonesian artisans transform the recovered drums with minimal processing, using little more than shears and grinders. The bright colors and graphics are preserved to become part of the design. Selecting and combining the patterns and colors with an artful eye, they shape the panels and weld them to a steel frame. The vibrant motifs offer a reminder of their past use, even as they take on a new form.
The past becomes the future - and a modern seat is born.