Yanko Design features the work of Tony Grigorian, who has produced a set of instructions for recycling the varied and fascinating components in washing machines into intriguing and sometimes beautiful furniture. Scrap washing-machines are a treasure-trove of weird-shaped pieces with striking characteristics; when correctly combined, the pieces they make are both arresting and immediately identifiable as having begun their lives as washing machines. Grigorian's instructions are a good jumping-off point for making your own pieces.
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