Tomas Moravec has created many performative works of sculpture, installation and video art since he made this Duchamp-meets-Alÿs piece in 2008, but the video went up just a few months ago.
The brief description notes that Bratislavan trams run on felicitously narrow 1000mm-wide tracks: “A new transport vehicle brings change into the spatial perspective of a passenger in motion and generally changes the life of the city, through which the pallet can run, guided by a map of the city lines.”
Furniture works by Juan Murphy, incorporating and riffing off reused materials:
“Pallets, cable drums and wooden crates are a means of transporting various goods. Each has its own iconic form and function. Due to their versatility and solid structure they have been used within different scenarios as furniture.
The designs are inspired from various sources and interests. Within the designs I have also incorporated the use of metal, creating bespoke elements.”
We’re sitting here thinking … wow, one can do so much with pallets. Check out these amazing daybeds and couches from using pallets. They require minor woodworking skills such as sanding, cutting, bolting, and etc. but worth the effort. Whether you prefer a whimsical style or laid back style, these inspiring designs give you hope for acquiring an unique up-cycle and re-purpose furniture. Best thing about daybeds and couches supported by pallets is that they fit with any theme, color, and room (or outdoors if you choose). And think about it — you don’t even have to lift and push a whole sofa or couch into a room anymore with a daybed or couch like these. Simply just pallets, mattress, and throws.
RogueSquid says: “Pallet House - Created as part of an exhibit on sustainable design, the I-Beam Design team created Pallet House - a multi-functional garden shed or shelter! The inspiration for said project came from the fact that 84% of the world’s refugees could be housed with the amount of pallets used in America during the course of a year. (1.5 years of pallet production in the US alone, could house 33 million refugees with a similar design) Roughly 21 million pallets end up in landfills each year, although they are designed for transport and delivery, you can usually pick up FREE pallets at certain businesses who have an excess. With the use of tarps or roofing, the pallet home can be water-proof, until enough locally available materials like earth, wood or thatch can be acquired. A 250 sq-ft pallet home requires 100 recycled pallets nailed and placed together, usually with the help of 4-5 people; some can even be put together in under one day.”