Nov 9, 2007

We Like: Cohda Revolutionises Recycling in Design

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 voilĂ : the chair. Watch the video for an amazing example of handmade for mass production.

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