Nov 9, 2007
We like the way these guys turn waste plastic into something other than mostly ugly looking, colourful sheets of recycled plastic. With the RD4 chair by Cohda, a new aesthetic for recycling plastics was born. How does it work? It start with a pile of domestic HDPE waste (bottles, bags, food packaging,...) which needs to be shredded. The flake material gets heated in Cohda's own extruding machine, transforming the HDPE into a soft ribbon of recycled plastics. This is hand-woven around a specially designed mould. Once the plastic has cooled off and turned hard, you can remove it from the mould, and voilà: the chair. Watch the video for an amazing example of handmade for mass production.
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