On the surface, recycling may not seem like a magnificent source of inspiration, but designers have increasingly embraced it as a driving theme in their product lines. The results run the gamut from the straightforward—like home appliances made from used electrical parts—to the downright odd, like in-home seating made from manure.
That's why we've collected a sampling of the most unusual recycled products, the ones that are so out-of-the-box, they're bordering on genius...or not. You decide.
Photo: Nick Van DeMarco