Colin Selig

Sculpture + Site Furnishings

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Sustainable

Design

Regionally sourced scrap propane tanks are abundant due to strict regulations limiting their service life.

The tanks are carefully dissected and the parts reassembled, with no additional reshaping or reforming of the material.  Upcycling creates a much smaller carbon footprint than recycling.

Made from curved steel with a wall thickness of 1/4 inch (6.5mm), a very sturdy structure is created when the parts are welded together.

Since propane tanks are so common many people are able to appreciate the ecological statement associated with their transformation into functional works of art.

Sustainable

raw material

Upcycled

Reused

content

Durable

Ecological

message

Ergonomic

The combination of curved seat and curved backrest provides good lumbar support for a wide range of body sizes, an ergonomic improvement over traditional metal benches with flat seats.  

The end product contains 99% post-consumer reused (not recycled) content.

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