Type Mismatch: Recycled Refrigerator + Car Seat Couches


Nothing says ‘scrap heap’ quite like a used set of car seats or a worn-out refrigerator. Add them together and you have vintage trash times two … or, perhaps, a completely new kind of recycled sofa?

The FridgeCouch series is more complex, thoughtful and thoroughly detailed than any initial description could hope to capture. The designs are not just the sums of their parts – each combination shows subtle decision-making and an attention to craft.

The No Frost model features dark walnut trim with a harvest gold-painted metal body … with a black seat to add a further touch of refined (if retro) elegance. Note that it is also equipped for stereo (as well as plugin-in portable device) sound.

Pecan oak, electric orange and navy blue make for complimentary colors spectrum-wise, but a total furniture piece that does anything but blend. Extras in this Dual-Temp model include a fold-down center armrest (a built-in feature of the original car seat) and added side shelves (taken from the inside of the refrigerator).

Mahogany, avocado green and cherry red … odd does not begin to cover it, but somehow it seems to work. Aside from the boldly antique tones, the clever design detail that stands out the most in this case is the freezer door, held up by its hinged in a fixed position along one side (as in the No Frost model). Dark wood accents provide a bit more flavor without detracting from the bold colors of the whole composition.

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