Ever wondered what happens to wooden packing crates after they’re used? Well, mostly these are reused a few times over before their finally retired. Jo Nagasaka, Ryosuke Yamamoto and Miku Watanabe of Schemata Architects have recently come up with a way to bring back to life old wooden packing crates by turning these into contemporary pieces of furniture. Created for the pop-up World Basics fashion boutique at Merci in France, this store furniture also includes an expandable changing room!
The Tokyo-based architectural and design firm customized large wooden packing crates, turning these into display units for clothes and accessories. One of the crates includes a fitting room for the store that uses a zip-up cocoon of sponge material to help it expand. While the hangers, shelves and clothing racks are all made from repurposed wood, the designers used sponge for table tops to give shoppers a more soothing touch.
[Via – Dezeen]