Heatherwick studio collaborated with the Italian furniture manufacturer, Magis, to develop a version made with a different kind of rotational process, rotation-moulded plastic.
The Wicker bread basket was designed by Cecilie Manz for the Danish manufacturer Muuto. When taking a look at the material though, one could say: Tradition meets Modernity.
Iratzoki Lizaso designed Klik chair for the office chair manufacturer, Sokoa, and intended for use in all the company’s spaces.
A triangular shape was chosen because it was found that it fitted well in any position: in a corner, or next to a piece of furniture and the layout of holes worked well without taking up much space.
Ross Lovegrove was commissioned by Tŷ Nant to create the sensational new Ripple (PET) bottle, boasting a form which was ‘impossible to produce’. Tŷ Nant’s determination and a passion for innovation brought the ground-breaking bottle to life, creating a radical work of art truly evolving the traditional mould and rewriting the rules of bottle design.
A creative piece to do away with the barriers between toys and furniture. The abstract Puppy dog he designed in 2004 for the Magis collection “Me Too” by the Finnish designer Eero Aarnio.
With PRO chair, Konstantin Grcic has developed a chair for Flötotto that follows state-of-the-art ergonomic design. For healthier sitting. Made of 100% polypropylene, which means, they are 100% recyclable.
Basically Caprolactone thermoplastics are long chain polymers that can be formed and molded when heated. The good thing about these polymer is that it only takes 60oC to melt the materials making them very good for modelling and sculpting using hot water or a hand held heat gun.
The production techniques are primitive. Each object is handmade with plastics casted in sand molds. The objects present focus on simplicity and confront our views of modern civilization.
They invented a new manufacturing process that involves steaming polystyrene beads inside fabric moulds. They used the process, called NSEPS (Not So Expanded Polystyrene), to create this range of furniture. Steaming causes the beads to melt, expand and fuse together, distorting their moulds.
Industrially-produced, but naturally biodegradable. Revisiting traditional methods using an industrially produced “natural” material suggests a new relationship between industry and craft; a marriage of industrial chemistry and traditional knowledge that allows for a more flexible system of production and design.
The Kuskoa collection is inspired by the first plastic chairs designed by Robin Day. But in this case, all the chair is crafted out of wood, providing a warm appearance, comfort and resistance. The shell, front upholstered or fully in wood, perches delicately on a frame of solid wood.
A commission from Plank to design a monoblock bar stool in plastic was the perfect opportunity for Konstantin Grcic to re-invent his vocabulary of shapes.
For this lamp collection, Rui Pereira & Ryosuke Fukusada focus was on mixing both traditional and industrial techniques. They wanted to create a unique combination of shadows and colours by using materials from different sources.
Its complementary characteristics led to the idea of developing Myto, a cantilever chair conceived as monoblock plastic injection moulding. The design was significantly influenced by the material. Chemically speaking, this material belongs to the family of polybutylene terephthalate (PBT).
Philippe Starck and Emeco came together to create a new chair that is reclaimed, repurposed, recyclable – and designed to last. The chair is made from 75% waste polypropylene and 15% reclaimed wood fiber that would normally be swept into the trash.
The Sea Chair is made entirely from plastic waste collected from the ocean. The plastic used to create the first Sea Chair originates from the shores of Porthtowan, a beach located on the Southwest Coast that is known to be the most polluted beach in the UK for micro plastic.
The Polyfloss factory processes plastic waste, typically polypropylene, into a new raw material they call Polyfloss. Polyfloss allows them to design and manufacture new plastic products without expensive or complicated manufacturing techniques such as injection molding. These products have unique properties, most notably thermal or acoustic insulation and the ability to be a multi-structured.
Line02 by Thomas Vailly is a versatile and low tech way to produce fluid and organic plastic shapes. Latex sheets are like numeric surfaces, and can be stretched, scaled and blown to create an infinity of fluid volumes. Line 02 is a dialog between 3D-modeling, rapid prototyping, craftsmanship and design.
In a factory, overproduction is common. In between shifts, plastic is dripping on the floor. Instead of this, Ruben Thier created containers for under every extruder. By this, the plastic is collected as an overproduction archive.
In the Philippines’ urban slums, families are unable to afford electricity and often have no access to the grid anyway.
Melt Project is an ongoing series of objects that intend to extend the lifetime of disposed plastic objects as a sustainable response to the dependence of our society of petroleum and its products. This serie of objects is a reflection about plastic consumption. A redefinition of the life of the plastic garbage and how it can be transformed into alternative everyday objects.