fbpx

Upcycling: Hoses to Houses

July 29, 2013

What happens to old decommissioned fire hoses? Well, in the US California-based Oxgut Hose Company are turning them into interior products like rugs, chairs, hammocks, glasses cases and slippers

Oxgut-Hose-1-Mats hoses

What happens to old decommissioned fire hoses? Well, in the US California-based Oxgut Hose Company are turning them into interior products like rugs, chairs, hammocks, glasses cases and slippers. The hose material makes them very durable and easy to clean as well as giving the products a gritty urban aesthetic. The company say “We rescue fire hose otherwise destined for landfill and give it new life as part of our hand-crafted pieces. Serving both form and function in home, office and life.”

Oxgut-Hose-2-Mat

Oxgut-Hose-18-eyeglass-holder
Oxgut-Hose-13-hammock
Oxgut-Hose-8-hose-stack
Oxgut-Hose-5-Mat
Oxgut-Hose-4-Mat

 

Words by

Related Articles

Magdalena Abakanowicz: Every Tangle of Thread and Rope

Polish artist Magdalena Abakanowicz broke through boundaries throughout the entirety of her career. Yet it was her Abakans, now showing in an exhibition at the Tate, that first prompted her critical and international success as a radical artist.

Impassable

Designer Bahar Pourmoghadam of Scattered Disc Objects discusses his recent rug collection Impassable, which were made by Nodus and shown during Milan Design Week in June

Related Articles

Impassable

Impassable

Designer Bahar Pourmoghadam of Scattered Disc Objects discusses his recent rug collection Impassable, which were made by Nodus and shown during Milan Design Week in June

read more

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This