The diversion line makes modern, one-of-a-kind furniture by working with construction waste. Using basic building materials from new construction, renovations and demolitions, the diversion line is made of scraps of almost any planar waste between ¾” and 1 ½” thick. After being machined into shapes, each piece is then surfaced, sealed and bored for connection through simple hardware: threaded rods, nuts and spacers.

This product is available delivered as shown or as DIY kits, which makes the shipping more affordable and the environmental footprint much smaller. For architects, designers, contractors or developers, this product qualifies for LEED 2009 credits.

The diversion line was started in January of 2010 by Knock Architecture and Design. To purchase the diversion line furniture or kits see the Product Delivery area below on the right.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

diversion line 01 renderings

The diversion line 01 series works with one trade of the building industry that has a large amount of scrap that isn't easily recycled: cabinetry. Whether plywood, MDF or particleboard cores, a lot of waste comes from the cabinetry industry. The Diversion Line 01 takes these scraps, cuts them into 17" squares and binds them together into one-of-a-kind pieces.

This line has two hardware options: zinc-plated hex nuts or more refined stainless-steel spacers and finish cap nuts.

The 01 Table features scrap acrylic, which is frosted by hand to hide any scratches, and adds a touch of elegance.

Photos coming soon for the built furniture. Stay tuned.

diversion line 01 stool
diversion line 01 bench

diversion line 01 side table

the combinations are endless

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

diversion line 00 renderings

The diversion line 00 series takes a variety of building materials and melds them into a colorful and playful palette. Each piece features reclaimed materials from your most recent construction project, renovation or demolition: CDX or OSB plywood from sheathing, MDF from cabinetry, granite or stone from countertops and wood from solid core doors. This line diverts these materials from landfill waste and forms them into clean-lined benches, stools and side tables. The curve featured in the top of the benches is done by machine at your local shop or by hand at home or on site.

diversion line 00 bench
17" h x 48" l x 16" d

diversion line 00 stool and table
17" h x 17" l x 16" d

Friday, January 1, 2010

diversion line

mass versus one of a kind manufacturing
concept plan, elevation, diversion line bench