“Tusht” is the Arabic translation of the word “Bucket”. A Tusht is a type of bucket or washtub that had multiple uses such as washing, carrying, bathing, and storage. The concept of the Tusht Chair was to create a functional chair that was appropriated and 100% recycled. The process was lengthy due to the limitation of the search area, the chair was constructed in two and a half month. The chair started as a one-of-a-kind art piece discussing our current wasteful society.
Every part of the Tusht chair is recycled and reclaimed, from the bucket to the foam and fabric, even the base was found not too far away.
TUSHT CHAIR PROTOTYPE
While the Tusht chair is a one-of-a-kind, the prototype is a mass-producible version that is easily customized. A choice of three bucket sizes, one of multiple bases, and from a vast variety of fabrics. The prototype kept the rugged appearance of the Tusht chair, while providing more comfort and support to the person interacting with it.
Wasteful Living Collection
The Wasteful Living collection is a collection of furniture that consists of both one-of-a-kind pieces, and prototypes produced for different types of mass-production. The collection demonstrates the difference between appropriation as an art form, a design aesthetic and philosophy, and means of necessity.
Wasteful Living, conceptually, is the art of resourceful living, where post-industrial objects represent the ethos of our current society. A society where the norm. is to buy and throw away, instead of a make-do and mend mentality, a wasteful society. Wasteful Living is where we begin to make-do with what we have and redesign for sustainability with a new approach on materials. Here most post-industrial objects are looked upon as raw material, for new functions. Wasteful Living does not only include objects, that are physical, but also subjects, that conceptually discuss other vital issues in our society.