These benches are made of solid wood and aluminum desktop towers. Originally created for a freecycle event in Freiburg, Germany, the furnishings are designed and crafted by Klaus Geiger. Each piece upcycles two outdated Mac computer cases with perforated front plating. The industrial components serve as the base and open to reveal storage space. Smoothly integrated with a polished plank of wood, the seating shows that good design can outlive its original purpose.

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Holly

Holly is a poet from Kentucky. She grew up first in a Sears house, then on a farm. She studied English and Gender Studies at Mount Holyoke College and moved to Manhattan for love. As an occasional jewelry-maker and museum patron, Holly favors wearable and functional design but is eager to see work that challenges her aesthetics. Read more and connect by visiting her blog, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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