TYRES REBORN AS DURABLE FURNITURE
Retyred Furniture designers are making a difference to the environment by turning old tyres into fun but practical furniture.
BYRON Bay designers Monica Corser and Bernie Kudernatsch have built a business transforming old tyres into furniture.
“Tyres offer us great service during their working lifetime. It’s wonderful to be able to give them new life with practical purpose,” Corser says. “And it’s satisfying saving what we can from landfill – as well as being eye-catching, our furniture is ” as green as black can get.”
Corser says the furniture’s unique design and construction is defined by the shape of the tyres: “The tyres themselves determine the breadth of our designs, but at the same time they force us to work with particular dimensions and shapes, mostly round.” Corser says that as well as comfort, the furniture’s biggest asset is its durability. “It takes 30,000 years for a tyre to decompose. There’s no doubt our tables and chairs will last a few lifetimes,” she says.