Rotterdam-based studio The New Raw is rallying citizens to turn their household plastic waste into stylish public furniture. Their “Print Your City!” initiative combines 3D printing with recycling to re-design urban space. The first prototype to come out of this call to action is the XXX bench, designed for the Municipality of Amsterdam.

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According to recent reports, Amsterdam residents generate 23 kg of plastic waste per person annually. Rotterdam-based studio The New Raw has worked out that this amounts to enough plastic to build one bench for every two Amsterdammers every year. The team collaborated with Aectual to 3D-print their first piece of 100% recycled furniture, the XXX bench.

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The XXX bench seats two to four people and takes the form of a double-sided rocking chair. The balance required for it to function makes a statement on working together to close the cycle for plastic. Print Your City! was kick-started in 2016 as part of the AMS Institute’s Circular City Program and it’s supported by TU Delft and AEB Amsterdam.

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The New Raw, Print Your City!, 3d printing, recyclable furniture, plastic waste, sustainable furniture, Aectual, 3d printed furniture, green design, street furniture, Amsterdam

The New Raw, Print Your City!, 3d printing, recyclable furniture, plastic waste, sustainable furniture, Aectual, 3d printed furniture, green design, street furniture, Amsterdam

The New Raw, Print Your City!, 3d printing, recyclable furniture, plastic waste, sustainable furniture, Aectual, 3d printed furniture, green design, street furniture, Amsterdam

The New Raw, Print Your City!, 3d printing, recyclable furniture, plastic waste, sustainable furniture, Aectual, 3d printed furniture, green design, street furniture, Amsterdam