Consumer’s Rest

Frank Schreiner’s 1983 ‘Consumer’s Rest’ chair made from a shopping trolley is now a design classic. With a limited edition of only 100 they rarely appear on the market and when they do the price is skyrocketting. It must now stand as one of the earliest examples of a product remanufactured from another mass produced product.

I think we might start a bit of a research project to see if we can find anything earlier, but if you want your own we’re sure a bit of work with a grinder would do it.

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  1. […] We were looking for the earliest example of a product manufactured from another. They’ve been making these ever since the 1980s but not quite back to 1983 so we’re still looking for something earlier than the Consumer’s Rest. […]

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