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DIY invasive furniture

Wood furniture made from invasive tree species.

Gleditsia triacanthos is the Latin name for thorny gladiolus, an invasive tree species that became a DIY furniture material. The plans for making the furniture are available online as open source solutions. Foreign invasive species can be very friendly if we are resourceful and wise enough to make the best of them and turn the looming danger into a strategic opportunity.


Materials: wood of invasive tree species.

He has a degree in industrial design from the Academy of Fine Arts and Design (UL) and an MA in product design from Elisava, School of Design and Engineering in Barcelona. In recent years he has been teaching at Gimnazija Koper, Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Biotechnical Faculty and Elisava School in Barcelona. Currently employed at Chipolo, where he is in charge of packaging and product redesign, he also collaborates with the Trajna collective. His most widely known work is the visual identity of the social enterprise Gostilna dela and Lipko, mascot of the European Basketball Championship. He has launched two products on Kickstarter: Swich wireless charger and FlyKly Smart Ped, a kick assist e-bike.