Australian industrial designer Stuart Mcfarlane has designed a chair made by folding recycled plastic, without the use of glues or screws and which can hold up to 100 kg. The chair is intended to be suitable indoors and out, and could be re-recycled at the end of its life via domestic infrastructure. It’s simple design and clean lines do appeal to me, but for increased sustainability, the same chair could be developed from thin gauge sheet metal with a similar result. Like it! But hey, will designers stop playing it safe and use some color for a change?!!
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Came across this innovative portable chair -Cardine designed by Sooin Kim (as a student), which is a easy folding chair formed with a single sheet of plastic and two pairs of Velcro. This simple structure requires extremely few resources and energy for manufacturing so it could be an answer for the sustainable future. And the low cost to produce will make it a low price product so anybody who wants to use will be able to have it. Cardine could be folded to a chair and also be unfolded at any time and place. Nice! And I appreciate the designer’s concern that the material is not eco-friendly and needs more research for a sustainable design.
The ‘i b pop chair’ designed by Blue Marmalade is a really sleek, contemporary piece, with a unique form developed from a single sheet of plastic. i b pop could be used as a dining or occasional chair and could also bring easy style to any outdoor space. The color options with a different outside and inside color are nice too. Plus, its eco credentials include the fact that its single material construction means it is easy to recycle, and the color options with black are made from 90% recycled plastic. I’m already a fan of other products from the company, so this one’s just added an extra feather to its cap.
Found two interesting, minimalist and eco-friendly products at Blue Marmalade.
First is Polyrap, a colorful waste paper bin with an origami inspired design that comes in a wide selection of colors to suit any interior. The bin is cleverly designed with a single sheet of plastic and avoids the need of a bin liner - it can quickly be unfold, wiped clean and refolded.
Next is the ‘remember me’ key hook, which is a colorful, fun way to hang your keys and they make great gifts because they are so easy to post. The ‘remember me’ attaches firmly to the wall and can be removed cleanly without any damage.
Both products are made using efficient low energy, cause low waste production, and use a single material that is fully recyclable. Innovative, contemporary, minimal…..I like!