Posted by: Wink | March 29, 2011

Furniture made from plastic bags and recycled magazines

Check this out:


For the past few months, I have been writing the blog for Artists for Humanity in Boston. The most recent story, about AFH’s line of stools and tables, is available on the blog right now, by clicking the above link. They have stool tops made entirely from recycled plastic bags; they stuff 200 #4 plastic bags into a press and bake them in the oven and out comes at 1 and 3/8″ deep, 13″ round stool top. They are attached to steel three legged bases, 30″ high. They also create very colorful table and stool tops using recycled magazines and resin.

Stools and/or tables are $550 each.

Way cool. And good for the environment. Created by Boston teen artists.

Since 1991, Artists For Humanity has empowered and employed Boston teens in an intensive program of arts, creativity and enterprise. AFH partners youth with professional artists/designers to design, create and sell art products. With fully equipped studios in seven artistic media, youth and mentors collaborate on creative projects, many commissioned by clients. In the process, young artists develop entrepreneurial skills, and introduce audiences to their voice, vision and virtuosity. Artists For Humanity apprentices have produced fine art and creative products for Boston’s largest firms and organizations.

Artists for Humanity’s mission is to bridge economic, racial and social divisions by providing under-served youth with the keys to self-sufficiency through paid employments in the arts. We have been providing design services to the Boston business community since 1991. Our unique creative products and services capture the voice, vision and virtuosity of Boston’s teen artists. Visit website for more information about our mission and programs :

About AFH


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