Dwell on Design

Here is a great video showcasing some innovative plastic furniture design spotted at the 2012 Dwell on Design conference in L.A. this past June.  The video is brought to us by Plastics Make It Possible.  Created by the American Chemistry Council, Plastics Make It Possible is an online resource dedicated to providing the most current information on how plastic materials can be used to improve our every day lives.

Check out some of the highlights from Dwell on Design here.  The three day event featured all the latest in modern home creation.  Below are a few stills from the designers featured in the above video.  Enjoy!

This is the Flux Junior Chair by Dutch designers Douwe Jacobs and Tom Schouten.  It is brought to us by Cool Kids Company which distributes innovative children’s furniture from Europe to the U.S.  An adult version of the Flux Chair is also available.  As explained in the video above, this is made of one single sheet of durable polypropylene and can be folded up for easy storage or transportation.  We especially like how this picture is channeling our beloved Linus.  Even better, the back of the chair acts as the perfect shield from that pesky Lucy.

Next we have Loll Designs, which makes 100% recycled furniture entirely out of milk cartons.   These pieces are bright, colorful, fresh, and perfect for outdoor spaces!  Also, their website is having a September sale!  Nearly everything is 15% off!

Deck Chair

Alfresco Table

This is the 111 Navy Chair, or “Coke Chair” by Emeco.  Founded in 1944 as the Electrical Machine and Equipment Company (Emeco), they were commissioned by the U.S. government during WWII to build “chairs that could withstand water, salt air and sailors. Make chairs lightweight and make them strong, build them for a lifetime.”  The 1006, or Navy chair, was born.  In 2006, Coca Cola approached Emeco to make a recycled, Coke version of their iconic piece.  Each chair is made up of 111 recycled Coke bottles, which accounts for about 65% of the total materials used.  Always Coca-Cola, indeed.

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2 thoughts on “Dwell on Design

  1. […] few weeks ago we featured Emeco’s Navy Chair®, which was highlighted in a video for the Dwell on Design conference in […]

  2. […] Emeco Navy Chair, which we have featured on the blog a few […]

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