Nendo designs N02 Recycle chair from household plastic waste for Fritz Hansen - architecture and design

Nendo designs N02 Recycle chair from household plastic waste for Fritz Hansen



Japanese studio Nendo has created a collection of stackable chairs from recycled household plastics, which take design cues from a folded sheet of paper.
Designed for Danish furniture brand Republic of Fritz Hansen, the shell of the N02 Recycle chair is made from recycled polypropylene.
The chair is Fritz Hansen's first move towards creating a chair for the circular economy, as it is made from recycled plastic and can be recycled again at the end of its life.

The plastic used for the chairs comes from household waste that has been collected, processed and reformed  in central Europe.
Discarded products such as food packaging and plastic bottles were ground into plastic pellets and melted down to form the chair's seat. This process could in theory, be repeated again and again using an array of plastic objects.
"The fact that the material is constructed from everyday recycled plastic creates an extra connection between the user and the chair," said Nendo founder Oki Sato.
"It's an accessible design made for everyday use and made from everyday recycled, household plastics," he added.
The the standard chair's legs are made from powder coated steel, while the sledge base is made from 50 per cent recycled chromed steel and the base of the swivel chair is made from polished aluminium that is 95 per cent recycled.

Sturdy and stackable, the seats are true to Nendo's minimal design character, and took their shape from a simple fold down the middle of a piece of...
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