Snøhetta’s new chair uses Nordic fish farming industry’s recycled plastic

Using worn-out fish nets, ropes and pipes, the new recycled plastic chair by Snøhetta sees light after years of design research.

After two years of design research on recycled plastic, Snøhetta presents S-1500, a dark-green chair featuring a carbon footprint which is one of the lowest in the market. Designed after Norwegian modernist Bendt Winge’s classic R-48 chair from the late sixties, it is made of 100% recycled plastic from the local fish farming industry in the North of Norway and a frame made from recycled steel. The chair is the result of a collaboration with furniture manufacturer Nordic Comfort Products (NCP).

The material used for the recycling process comes from worn-out fish nets, ropes and pipes provided by local fishing-industry companuies to NCP. The waste components are processed and grinded into a granulate that can be injected into custom made frameworks.

Nordic Comfort Products (NCP)

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