Can recycling become too extreme — on the butt? Ask Boris Bally. His work, says his website, “is both witty and innovative employing the use of jeweler’s skills on non-precious materials.”
He is currently making furniture from recycled street signs, weapon parts, and a wide variety of found materials into objects for reflection. “These pieces celebrate raw American street-aesthetic in the form of objects, often useful, for the home and the body,” he says.
He has also made a selection of key rings, storage boxes and ashtrays out of the remnants of his recycled signs. Oh, and let’s not forget the industrial strength flatware.