‘,’ a garden lounger made from recycled plastic bottle caps, was designed by a group of researchers/designers from the School of Architecture and Design and the School of Science and Technology, AU. Upcycling can help with eliminating waste and environmental preservation. What really characterizes it is its ability to detect PM2.5 dust levels in real-time, which is a huge trend right now. The AQI is indicated by color-coded lights in the bed frame. If pollution levels rose, you would be cautioned that relaxing on a good day would be dangerous. The interactive, color-changing lights on the daybed lend to its one-of-a-kind design.
The research team consists of lecturer Apinantaya Bua-iem and lecturer Daruswat Wattanarojjananikorn from the Department of Interior Design, Asst. Prof. Dr. Benjawan Srisura and lecturer Tapanan Yeophantong from Sci-Tech. AU. The material for the design team was contributed by WASTIC_ PROJECT. The exhibition was on display at Chulalongkorn University from February 4 to 12 as part of Bangkok Design Week.