The Danish furniture company called upon the Japanese design studio to help create the N02 Recycle, the brand’s first chair made out of plastic recycled from household waste.

Designer Oki Sato of Nendo design studio was inspired by the fold in a piece of paper on his desk. This fold is now found in the exterior back of the chair, the form adding structure to the recycled material in order to create back support while still maintaining lightness and flexibility.

The body of the chair is made of ‘circular plastic,’ which means that the material has been recycled and is recyclable. The brand also specifies that the plastic comes from household waste that has been collected, treated, and recycled in central Europe, near production, so as to reduce emissions from transport.

Fritz Hansen and Nendo
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The chair comes in seven colours that reference elements of Scandinavian nature: orange, red, dark blue, light blue, grey, black, and off-white. The chair is easily cleaned and suitable for children and will become available in November 2019.

The Fritz Hansen brand was founded in Denmark in 1972 and has worked with the biggest names in the field, including Arne Jacobsen, Cecilie Manz, Hans J. Wegner and Piero Lissoni.

The Nendo design studio collaborates with brands including Cappellini, Moroso, Bisazza, Tod’s, Louis Vuitton, Hermès, and most recently Longchamp.