Value Furniture Upholstered With Old Paper Money

Paper money is worth nothing without its assigned value – otherwise it would be nothing more than a mixture of cotton and linen. Most money only has a lifespan of no more than 18 months before being taken out of service and sent to be burned. Instead of throwing away old bills, London-based designer Angela Mathis is giving them new life in a project called VALUE. The crushed notes were shaped into a new textile suitable for a variety of upholstery needs, in this case a series of stools. The stools contain a combination of different currencies such as the US dollar, the purple English pound, brown Indonesian rupees and the colorful euro.

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