Take a seat on the world’s first bench made from ownerless marine plastics
The Coast bench is an example of how marine plastic waste can be recycled and transformed into something new. Designed by Allan Hagerup for Norwegian furniture manufacturer Vestre, Coast is the first of its kind in the world. The plastic was gathered from beaches by volunteers and contributes to sustainable development with a product that will be accessible to everyone.
The most common debris found on beaches and in the oceans is plastic. Around 150 million tonnes of plastic is floating in our oceans, and every year the amount of plastic increases by between 5 and 13 million tonnes. At the same time, far too little plastic is being recycled.
Vestre took the initiative to invest in and join forces with Ogoori, a Norwegian ocean impact startup, whose mission is to support the clean up of plastic marine waste and recycle the plastics for use in furniture design. The story of the plastics is also reflected in the shape of the bench which takes inspiration from patterns, textures and themes seen within the marine environment, think deep azure tones and teal hues contrast against stark white.
The project is about the plastic material itself and the story behind it. Coast is a solid bench that is created to withstand outdoor use in marine environments. It’s a celebration of Nordic design and the progressive future of sustainable furniture.
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