It seems like in the world of industrial and product design, everyone is trying to reinvent the shopping cart, but for Cross Media Visual Designer Ramon Coronado, he sees the foundation for a line of extremely modern and stylish furniture.
Besides being a new Sexy Upcycling Icon for his creative use of the well known L.A. shopping carts , Ramon said that he wanted to design something that”commented on the shortage of parks and recreational functions in Los Angeles.”
This came about after Ramon had unknowingly moved from a small neighborhood in an everybody-knows-everybody town called Cathedral City, to a very dangerous, low income area across from MacArthur Park. Observing the over-population of homeless people and overwhelming amount of trash, with busted shopping carts on just about every corner, he got the idea to start the Mercado Negro project; Mercado Negro translating into Black Market.
Check out some of Ramon’s awesome process shots:
Be sure to check out all of Ramon’s other cool design work by visiting his website, hopefully he will continue to make more Sexy Upcycled Icons!