Composite Lounge throws green light on the eco-threat of furnishing industry
Composite Lounge speaks loud about raising awareness of a problem that most of us overlook. With the introduction of thousands of new products everyday, it is time to bring our attention to the after effects of such non-eco-friendly launches. To address this issue, American designer Stephen Burks has created the Composite Lounge. In an attempt to highlight the impact of the global furnishings industry in the current crisis era, the designer has used the donated furniture by Italian brand Moroso. The installation comprised piles of furniture, two skips furnished with cushions and a bar made from plastic milk crates. He has designed a lounge like set up by turning the furniture on its head and arranging it like discarded “pile-ups” in an abstracted urban setting complete with streetlights, dumpsters and various symbols of detritus. Touted as “one of the world’s most wanted young designers” by Wallpaper magazine, Burks has re-defined the concept of designer furnishing with the Composite Lounge that was created for the leading international furnishing show IMM Cologne.
Here is a bit of description in the designers own words – In Composite Lounge streetlights illuminate and support strapped-together, inverted Moroso signature pieces composing them into an amalgamation of seating possibilities. Two heavy metal dumpsters are transformed both into comfy lounging areas with acoustically pillowed interiors and the lounge’s refreshment bar. The bar is constructed from strapped together plastic milk crates adorned with Moroso accent pillows set inside one of the displaced dumpster interiors.