The Product:

The allsort range is an exercise in material salvage and re-use.  Each piece is unique and built up using a multitude of materials all sourced from manufacturers in Dublin.  Materials included are acrylic, plywood, lino, foamex, felt, hardboard and fabric.  The fabrics used for the upholstered cushions on the stool and footstool have also been salvaged from fabric suppliers.
We have combined the chunky, layered top with legs made from staircase spindles.  Each spindle has been cut into three parts and then each of these parts becomes a leg for a table, a stool and a foot-stool.  A channel through the layers created a handle, or a place for your newspaper, or indeed a spy-hole for a young child.
Each piece is unique, colourful and shows us sometimes “more is more” and that the sheer selection of materials in each stool gives it a distinct and interesting character.  A range of different colours are available for the upholstered cushion and particular fabrics can be specified.

Materials:

Salvaged off-cuts of acrylic, lexan, plywood, lino, expanded pvc foam, felt, hardboard, aluminium and upholstary fabric.

Colours:

Please enquire as to the current cushion colours in stock, the body of the pieces are made from salvaged material and as such are unique in terms of their exact colour make up.

Dimensions:

Stool:                 Height: 420mm      Width: 250mm      Depth: 250mm

Foot-stool:      Height: 460mm      Width: 250mm      Depth: 250mm

Table:                Height: 300mm      Width: 400mm      Depth: 250mm

Cost:

€160 – CURRENTLY OUT OF STOCK

The Idea:

To utilise the abundant and diverse waste off-cuts of material contantly being generated around our city.  Locker13 fact#12 – Our first collaboration was in 1994 when we spent most of the Summer looking in Skips for materials to make  Mosaic mirrors.  Looking back, our SKip designs would prove to be our first proper design collaboration and foray into re-using found materials. As designers we have the responsibility and power to dictate how and what material and resourses are used to produce our products.
Fast forward to today and the Allsort range of pieces represent our latest attempt to find new-use and aesthetic significance for an essentially random and disparate range of material.  When cut to the same dimensions and carefully arranged, the materials immediately become unified and take on a new stature.

The Process:

The stair spindles are cut to size and a section of  threaded bar is screwed into the top of each leg, the first layer of plywood is glued and screwed into position and subsequent layers are placed one on top of the other until the desired thickness has been achieved.  The layed materials are “locked off” and finally the upholstered cushion is fixed into position.