[UPDATE on Jun 1 at 7:10pm: Kim Li Huat told Mothership that it has removed its Facebook post due to "overwhelming demand" for the bus seat office chairs, which are now out of stock.]
A local scrap yard is selling upcycled bus seats as office chairs, for S$100 each.
The scrap yard, Kim Li Huat Hardware Pte Ltd, posted photos of their new product on May 31.While the seats are repurposed, Kim Li Huat says that the base of the office chairs are completely new.
It also appears that the chairs are not in short supply, as the company says that bulk purchases are also available, and at a cheaper price as well.
Those interested to find out more can get details by contacting Kim Li Huat on Facebook messenger, or via phone at 97622083.
Chairs originally found in Volvo buses
The post indicated that the seats were from Volvo buses, specifically the B9TL (CDGE) model, which is a double-deck bus.
The B9TL (CDGE) model was brought in to Singapore by SBS Transit in 2006, according to Land Transport Guru, which explains why the seats may look familiar to many Singaporeans.
The bodywork was assembled locally by ComfortDelGro Engineering (CDGE).
The chair will likely appeal to fans of buses, those with a liking for eclectic furniture, and perhaps even those looking for an affordable yet compact office chair.
Top image via Kim Li Huat Hardware Pte Ltd and by Nigel Chua