Life after potholes

WORDS: Mirelle Leyden | PRODUCTIONS: Klara van Wyngaarden | PHOTOS: Dook 

Don’t despair when you have to replace a tyre (or two) due to the state of our urban roads. Rather reclaim your damaged goods and transform them into seats.

What you’ll need:

• old tyre, painted with Plascon Wall ‘n All White

• 1 sheet (1 200 x 800mm) of polypropylene (available from Papersmith and Son, R70 per sheet)

• pile of old newspapers

• fabric (for cushions)—we used patent PVC in Citron from Tessa Sonik’s Contacts range, R670/m

How to:

Cut the polypropylene into squares the size of your tyre.

Slide one square inside the tyre so that if covers the bottom hole.

Then fill the tyre to the top with folded newspapers. close the hole at the top sliding in the second polypropylene square.

Place the upholstered cushion on top of the tyre, and there you have it: a quick and easy seating solution.

The cushions pictured here were made by De La Ray Upholsterers.