July 6, 2015
This whimsical elephant is more than just a fun piece of furniture. Designed to help educate and motivate children to recycle, this stool prototype sorts and stores a variety of recyclable items. Large items go under the trunk and the spinning tail takes in bottles and cans. First exhibited at the Stockholm Furniture Fair in 2014, Elefant is made of molded plywood, aluminum, and canvas. The designer, Lina Vinju Lindahl, began her career in fashion and studied product design at the Akershus University College of Applied Sciences in Oslo, Norway. Her work is inspired by her children and the environment.