(PRESS RELEASE) ÅRHUS, Denmark, 18-Mar-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Designed by C.F. Møller Architects and produced by Wehlers. R.U.M. (ReUsed Materials), R.U.M is a sustainable chair with a plastic shell made of fishing nets collected from the world’s oceans.
The award ceremony was held in Munich at HFF München during MCBW – Munich Creative Business Week.
The Green Product Award has been annually honoring the best innovative and sustainable products and services since 2013.
Jon Brøcker, Head of Industrial Design, Designer and Architect maa commented: “With the R.U.M chair, we have made a small contribution to solving the problem of plastic in the oceans by working with it as a resource. It has been a major driving force in the design of the chair to document that it is possible to up-cycle plastic from the ocean into beautiful and usable furniture. It is great that others also think we have succeeded, and we are happy and proud to be recognized with a Green Product Award.”
Henrik Holm, Director of Wehlers, stated: “The use of ocean plastic and circular economy was the design brief when C.F. Møller Architects and Wehlers began the collaboration to create R.U.M. Now R.U.M has been Awarded for the achievement – Awesome.”
Initially designed in line with the circular economy, the stacking chair, with a seat, back and pipe shoe fashioned from granulated fishing nets mounted on a steel frame. Translating sustainability into a new and durable expressive design content has been the major challenge. The visible and self-explanatory interfaces between frame and plastic shell, that both signal and promote reusability of new chairs or other products is the solution.
The distinctive linkage between frame and shell is such that the shape of the seat and the back, together with the geometry and proportions of the frame, provide the optimum seating comfort. The point where the back and frame meet has been designed as a well-positioned and ergonomic grip, making it easy to handle the chair and move it around with one hand. This feature simultaneously creates a playful and stylized wave motif when the chairs are placed in rows.
R.U.M.’s expressive content – seen as friendly, subdued and functional – has been rounded off by the Nordic design tradition. This expressive content is to be seen in the gently curved, organic shapes of the seat and back, which send out a friendly greeting to the beach pebbles and the sea, which R.U.M. is helping make that little bit cleaner.
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SOURCE: C.F. Møller Architects