What if a chair could help the ocean? Sounds like an incredible idea right?! Get ready people because it’s true. We welcome the Ocean Collection.
Danish design brand Mater are committed to developing design with sustainable solutions. A forward thinking company working with designers and material innovation. Well known for their stunning Spine collection, designed by Space Copenhagen. Here Mater have relaunched a design from the archives of Jørgen and Nanna Ditzel and developed the new Ocean collection. A reissued Danish design with sustainable material innovation. Sounds perfect to me.
The original design (1955) was found in Nanna Ditzel’s archive after she passed away in 2005. It as only made once, for the Ditzel family. Original materials were steel tubing and wood veneer.
Nanna Ditzel was famously known as a designer searching for new materials. Her designs are classic, modernist and have a push for new technologies of the time, such as the Trinidad chair in production with Fredericia. It seems perfectly fitting that her (and Jørgen’s) designs are now in the hands of a company that have a very similar mindset.
the ocean collection material
The frame work is steel tube and 5% scaled up from the original designs to fit within modern proportions.
The main slatted seat and table tops are made from recycled fish nets and plastic from the oceans. One chair removes an incredible 960 grams of plastic from the oceans. The video about explains it perfectly.
These stackable chairs and two sizes of tables are tested and suitable for outdoor use.
I’m hoping that this material technology for reusing waste is adopted by many more furniture companies. Mater have set a wonderful example can be so cleverly used in our everyday lives without compromising on the design.
If you know me then you know I love Danish design (a given). If you watch my instagram stories you know I love swimming in the sea. SO with my two passions combined I can’t tell you how excited and passionate I feel about this collection. What’s next?????
Images courtesy of Materdeisgn.dk