Sustainable design is a continuing focus for design companies around the world, and in keeping with this, Italian brand Pedrali has launched two new chairs – Remind and Babila XL – that are made of 100 per cent recycled plastic.
The new material is made from 50 per cent of consumer waste and 50 per cent industrial waste and comes in a grey hue, called Recycled Grey, a neutral shade that was chosen to even out and conceal any imperfections typical of recycled materials.
Once made, the chairs are tested to prove they can withstand prolonged exposure to light and temperatures between +50°C and -10°C. They are also easy to clean.
‘This blend allows us to manufacture high quality green products with excellent mechanical performance,’ says the company’s joint CEO, Giuseppe Pedrali. ‘Obtaining 50 percent of this material from post-consumer waste means selecting, sorting and recovering a material that would otherwise be discarded. Instead, by conducting precise tests and analyses, we can create the ideal raw material for use in furniture.’
Remind, suitable for both indoors and out, is designed by Eugeni Quitllet, and was inspired by the soft curves of the wooden chairs of the late 19th century.
Indoor chair Babila XL, designed by Odo Fioravanti, combines a plastic body with an extra-large seat and arm rests with a legs in a different materials such as metal or wood.’The purpose of the sustainable philosophy that my brother Giuseppe and I are pursuing by converting industrial and post-consumer waste into raw material is to safeguard the planet, in line with the principle of circular economy aimed at eliminating waste,’ says the company’s joint CEO, Monica Pedrali.
Pedrali is represented locally by Oxford House