A chair made of recycled plastic
April 15 - 2019
We believe that it is necessary to switch the current call to plastic, from seeing it as a cheap and disposable material in order to treat it as the robust and reusable material that it really is. How can we trigger more awareness of the problem and educate younger generations through an object of design?
The solution came from northern Norway. Its innovative and sustainable fish farming industries such as Kvarøy Fiskeoppdrett and Nova Sea are key stone companies that provide wealth to and maintain human settlements in local communities. After visiting fish farms for fish farming, it became clear that the industry's most important plastic waste, such as fishing nets, ropes and pipes, are valuable resources that can be used for other arenas.
When these components are worn out, they can be collected, processed and then ground into a granulate that can be injected into new shapes, generating endless possibilities for developing new objects.
Made from recycled plastic from the fish farming industry
From this came the idea of making a chair made from recycled plastic farming waste. A chair that communicates the journey to the plastic material, from use in fishing facilities, to chairs, and then to other products when the chair has completed the life cycle.
The S-1500 chair refers to textures, colors and crafts of origin in northern Norway. The chair is made of 100% recycled Norwegian plastic and the chair's subframe is made of recycled Norwegian steel.
The chair is a redesign of Bendt Wings classic R-48 chair, also produced by NCP. The goal is both to inspire large industries to make changes in how they produce and reuse valuable surplus material and to engage younger generations through a product that they can relate to in everyday life.