Peggy Gou continues to surprise us all and this time has collaborated with Bali-based sustainability platform Space Available on a chair made from 100% recycled plastic.
Called the Peggy Chair, the multi-functional chair is made from 100% plastic waste and can hold vinyl in its base. Each chair contains 20kgs of plastic waste saved from oceans and landfills, and is a true zero waste product; no glue, nails or screws were used in its production and offcuts used to weld the chair together. Made by hand, the chair is also fully recyclable and repairable.
“I have been admiring their work to make our planet better, and it was exciting to create something beautiful and meaningful,” said Peggy in a post announcing the collaboration with Spaces Available.
“Remember we are all part of the problem but can also be part of the solution.”
Spaces Available is a Bali-based creative platform founded by former Potato Head creative director Dan Mitchell and led by a community of designers, artists, scientists and environmentalist who are connecting the dots between nature, design, culture and the future. Their mission is ‘Making Space for a Sustainable Future’ and combine radical recycling with future craft and digital communication for the new world.
“It’s our belief that the pandemic of 2020 has created a new space. A space available for us to reflect, grow and design new systems of well being, for ourselves and the environment around us.”
From Spaces Available, we’ve already seen a meditation chair made from 100% plastic waste with a bamboo frame and now available online to buy are a chopping board, chopping disc, coaster and corkscrew all made from recycled plastic. There are also plenty of talks, videos, other programming and a wealth of information surrounding a vision of a new, greener world over on their Instagram, which we strongly encourage you to follow.
The Peggy Chair will be released on June 28 exclusively on Mr Porter and is limited to 20 pieces only. 20% of the profits will be donated to Sumatran Orangutan Society in a pledge to plant 10,000 trees.
For anyone interested, an RE3 workshop will be released later this month, showcasing the full design and recycling process intense for educational purposes.