The Future is Upcycled

The world needs another chair like it needs a plastic garbage patch bigger than the size of Texas drifting in the Pacific Ocean. Unfortunately, that plastic garbage patch already exists, but thankfully, two responsible companies—Humanscale and ocean-plastic-cleanup enterprise, Bureo—have hatched a plan to make a chair out of ocean plastic. It is a remarkable feat, as they pay people fairly, produce it ethically, and get certified as an International Living Future Institute (ILFI) Living Product while keeping the price competitive. The Smart Ocean chair is an update to the design of the Smart chair and uses two pounds of ocean nets. Previewed last year at NeoCon, it will be on display and available for order this summer.

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