French designer Philip Starck is exhibiting his elegant recycled Broom Chair at this year’s bustling ICFF. Made from 90% recycled industrial waste, the Broom Chair made its debut at Milan Furniture Fair, where we first spotted its classic, sustainable form. Designed for Emeco — the firm who made the 111 Navy Chair from recycled plastic bottles back in 2010 — this gorgeous piece is creating a quite stir at the NYC Design Festival.
Made from discarded wood fibers and reclaimed polypropylene, Starck’s new seat is innovative, beautiful and can also be recycled at the end of its life. The mix of the natural and synthetic elements into a new wood-plastic composite creates a zero-waste, low-cost material from which the chair is manufactured. In the designer’s own words: ‘With this chair we can say that “less and more.” Because we choose to make less – less style, less design, less material, less energy and finally we have more.”
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