Ample Sample Contest Finalists

12Jun07


You may remember back in March we announced Tricycle’s Ample Sample Contest, daring interior designers to transform their stacks of carpet samples into an appealing, functional interiors product. Ample Sample contest hosts Tricycle, Bentley Prince Street and Floor Focus Magazine designed the contest to help promote the “rescue by design” of hundreds of thousands of carpet samples that fall prey to landfills each year. Designers across the country cleaned out their material libraries and produced an impressive range of clever, inspired concepts ranging from furniture to light fixtures, hand bags to wall dividers. Well, the finalists have been picked and are on exhibit this week at NeoCon, but if you’re geographically challenged like me, you can view new photos posted just today on the Ample Sample website.

The winner announced last night…drumroll please…is the Rugburm Lounge Chair designed by RSA. A rainbow of carpet tiles are rolled into different shapes and strung together with cardboard tubes to give it ergonomic support and its body hugging form. The only question is: what about carpet burn?

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Although I’m not a fan of the pastel color palette (but hey, these are carpet cast-offs), the Rugburm chair design itself looks comfortable and customizable. Instructions and blueprints will be printed in Floor Focus Magazine and eventually on the Ample Sample website.

Other finalists I found appealing are the Care-E Bag and the Wine Rug as well.

Images courtesy of Ample Sample

Via my article at G Living

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