April 30, 2012

Broom Chair by Philippe Starck for Emeco

This stacking chair by French designer Philippe Starck is made of discarded material found in lumber factories and industrial plastic plants. On display at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan last week, the Broom Chair is manufactured by Emeco, who famously created the aluminium Navy Chair. The reclaimed polypropylene and discarded wood-fibre can eventually be recycled and turned into a new wood-plastic composite, extending the lifespan of the waste materials even further. 
Gregg Buchbinder says, ‘Emeco has used recycled materials in all our manufacturing since the 1940s. The Broom chair is a piece of that evolution. With each challenging innovation in material reuse we inspire people everywhere to join us in our cause for zero waste.’