The MBTA's Trash Is MIT's Treasure

Photo: Matt Shearer / WBZ News Radio

CAMBRIDGE (WBZNewsRadio) - The seats may look like what WBZ's Matt Shearer describes as a "psychedelic CVS," but now with the help of an associate instructor at MIT, the infamous Red Line train seats are being transformed anew.

Kobe Younger is an Associate Instructor at MIT's Hobby Shop and when he heard the nostalgic pattern on the Red Line chairs was being phased out, he knew he needed to "get that chair."

"I think there's a difference between nostalgia and objective good design, and this is just nostalgia." Younger said.

After reaching out to the MBTA, Younger wound up with quite a few of the old chairs. His students got to work repurposing the T's trash into brand new furniture. Saving the metal framework, the students actually used brand new fabric, which matched the old pattern exactly.

WBZ's Matt Shearer (@MattWBZ) reports

Follow WBZ NewsRadio: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | iHeartmedia App

Sponsored Content

Sponsored Content