Few things are as drearily generic (and as devoid of aesthetic value) as that staple of school auditoriums and recreational halls: the tubular metal folding chair. Which is why this DIY project over on Design for Mankind got our attention immediately. Ordinary materials, a dose of determination, and a finely tuned eye for color and pattern, have given a standard metal chair a startling ugly duckling-to-swan transformation—all in a few weekend hours. Chalk an impressive one up for the “reduce, reuse, recycle,” column.
Images: Design for Mankind