Putting gorgeous kit that’s sitting around to good use
Sit down and mull over this Mac furniture
Apple products are invariably well designed, which can make consigning old kit to the rubbish heap feel wrong somehow. To avoid the dilemma, one German designer opted to extend the ‘shelf life’ of his advertising agency’s ageing Power Mac G5s quite literally.
Klaus Geiger found a second life for the distinctive computer cases by emptying their innards and turning them into functional components in an inspired furniture project called ‘Benchmarc’. The idea resulted in a series of bespoke benches and cabinets, along with innovative concept designs for mobile office desks, shelves and conference tables.
“This kind of product design and material quality couldn’t end up on the garbage”, says Klaus. “Someone had to do something with them before they got lost, and that’s when the upcycling furniture concept came to me”.