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Putting gor­geous kit that’s sit­ting around to good use

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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”.

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