RECYCLED PLASTIC RD4 CHAIR: Handmade by Cohda Designs

by , 05/10/07

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It’s time for another HauteGreen sneak peak, and this time we’d like to bring to you the fabulous RD4 chair by Richard G. Liddle and Sarah Blood from UK based Cohda designs. This truly eye-popping chair, made from 100% waste plastic, can only be described as a unique sketch brought to life.

roughly drawn rd4 codha hautegreen 2007 chair recycled plastic furniture

HauteGreen gets closer everyday, and we are excited to feature innovative and stylish products such as this one. Each individual RD4 Chair is handmade and unique in its particular hand-woven design. The ‘RD’ in the name of the chair stands for roughly drawn, an expression of the gesture and from from which the chair takes shape. Furthermore, because of the flexibility of the plastic, the chair can flex to accommodate the occupant comfortably. And, as if the really cool concept and the hand woven manufacturing hasn’t made it interesting enough, the chair uses only 100% recycled plastic waste, with the chair’s colors coming from the material itself, without the need for extra additives.

You may think that you have seen something similar here at Inhabitat, and you would be correct. We had previously shown an earlier version of the chair called, appropriately enough, the RD3 here at Inhabitat, so it’s great that they have continued exploring and improving this design, and decided to bring it to the United States for the HauteGreen show at NYC.

The RD4 chair is just one of many of the green design products and projects that will be showcased at the HauteGREEN show coming up in less than a week in New York. Stay tuned for more sneak peaks, and start the countdown to the HauteGreen exhibition and Inhabitat-produced “Reclaiming Design” panel.

+ Cohda Designs
+ HauteGreen 2007

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  1. farheen March 17, 2009 at 9:09 am

    hi, I am doing a project where i need to design a sort of street furniture which needs to be sustainable. I am using concrete as a structural framework and needed another green material as infill which should be colourful and interesting. would recycled plastic be a good option for outdoors? can it be made locally and how?
    hope u can get back to me soon!

  2. DT September 16, 2008 at 1:23 pm

    I’m sorry to bother you, but I am doing a project at school where I need to solve a problem using recycled materials. I want to make a lazy chair for in my room from recycled materials. I am, of course, not as good in making things as clearly you are, but I like your work and I would like to ask some questions if I may.

    First of all, if someone isn’t that experienced, what would be a good material to work with, keeping in mind I want to make a chair?
    What material is good to use, to make the chair’s sitting soft?
    What is a good tool or material to attach the soft sitting to the chair?
    Do you have any advise?

    Thank you very much for your time and I hope to hear from you.
    Sincerely, Tirza Jochemsen

  3. Richie May 11, 2007 at 12:52 pm

    Cool use of waste plastic. Kind of bizaare… but I bet they grow on you. White and orange would be nice color options. Are these ‘one offs’ (made by hand) or are they mass produced… and therefore inexpensive ?

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