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There are three benefits to making or buying furniture made with recycled electronics. First, it guarantees that the electronics used never end up in some horrible Third World sweatshop. Second, it makes a bold statement about the need to recycle responsibly — not out of sight means not out of mind. And third, recycled-electronics furniture adds a geek-chic feel to any room.
What are you trying to emphasize in your design schemes? What inspires you? One cool approach emphasizes the industrial design of bygone electronics. The idea is that an electronics product by itself is a thing of beauty. So integrating it into a furniture piece elicits admiration.
Such products can be objects of fascination because you no longer see them anywhere. One example is this Crunching Numbers G4, which is a coffee table made with Macintosh G4s. The machine itself is obsolete. But the product is too beautiful to destroy or discard. Repurposing it into furniture lets us remember it. Another example is this homemade reel-to-reel coffee table.
Some people are geeky enough to find beauty in the electronic guts of an old computer system. A circuit board or some other component can show symmetry and beauty.
Electronic junk can also be displayed not as electronics or industrial design, but as the junk that it is.
For example, a friend of mine decorates his entire Christmas tree each year with shiny, sparkly electronic parts that he would have otherwise discarded.
This stool is made by Rodrigo Alonso with electronic waste, epoxic resin and melted aluminum. It's sold in limited editions and also in custom configurations.