Welcome to JSA Consultancy Services

A business consultancy, based in London, England, John Sacks' JSA Consultancy Services provides expert, in-depth, information advice and guidance as to how to exploit successfully the office furniture and interiors markets in Europe, North America, Australasia and Japan.

Office furniture from scrap cars

Friday 29 April 2011

A design competition, held last week in South Africa during Green Office Week, saw students from Design Time, a design school based in Woodstock in Cape Town, produce office furniture made from used and discarded car parts. Europcar initiated this project to reinforce and highlight the need to adopt the three Rs - Reduce, Re-use and Recycle - to make work environments more environmentally friendly and sustainable.

Forty-one first and second-year students were divided into 18 groups to use discarded car parts from the car rental's depot and its old billboard vinyl. The material included tyres, mirrors, seatbelts, exhaust pipes and car seats, amongst other things.


The students were given six weeks to conceptualise and finalise their designs with the help of a mentor, Heath Nash. Nash is a designer/artist famous for making recycled products with a uniquely South African and environmentally conscious slant. His range called "Other People's Rubbish", which champions the process of recycling and innovative re-use, is made from used plastic bottles and galvanised wire.



He was the Elle Decoration SA designer and lighting designer of the year in 2005/6, and also won the title of British Council South African Creative Entrepreneur of the Year in 2006. In 2010, Nash was awarded in an eco-lighting competition judged by Ingo Maurer at Finland's premiere interiors show Habitare.

Three groups were chosen as the winners by a panel of judges including Nash and won cash prizes up to the value of R10 000.

"The students' designs were incredible; they all produced unique and innovative pieces out of scrap. They definitely proved that we can reduce, re-use and recycle pretty much anything," says Zavi Stein, GM of marketing at Europcar.

Subscribe to our News Page

Enter your email here and we will tell you when this page is updated.

 

 

moreLatest News

Wednesday 10 January 2018 Announcing PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet, PANTONE® Color of the Year 2018.

“A dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade, PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet communicates

Tuesday 9 January 2018 Knoll Designs Armless MultiGeneration Light Task ChairKnoll Inc. alleges patented chair design was u

PHILADELPHIA – A furniture company with a place of business in Greenville alleges one of its paten

Sunday 7 January 2018 Herman Miller reports Second Quarter Fiscal 2018 Results – orders at all-time-high

Herman Miller, Inc. (NASDAQ: MLHR) today announced results for its second quarter ended December 2,

Wednesday 3 January 2018 Swindon Furniture Company Hit by Brexit Rescued

A furniture company whose sales went into decline after the vote on Brexit has been sold out of admi

Contact Us

JSA Consultancy Services
4-5 Gray’s Inn Square, Gray’s Inn,
London, WC1R 5AH, England


+44 (0) 20 7688 1928