Atelier Tobia Zambotti gives a new life to discarded plastic seats
Atelier Tobia Zambotti’s Fan Chair collection gives a new life to discarded plastic seats from ‘KR Reykjavík’ football stadium and brings, into indoor settings, the adrenaline and the vibrant colors of the stadiums in the ’80s.
Considering the urgent environmental issues society has to face, is time for designers to come up with sustainable solutions that aim for a circular economy. Wouldn’t it be ideal if we could contribute to an economic model with closed loops, where we can give a new life to products and materials, especially the ones that are not usually recyclable?
An alarmingly high percentage —79%— of plastic waste around the world is either not recyclable or recycled, accumulating in landfills or sloughing off in the natural environment as trash.
Pursuing this environmentally-friendly goal, ‘The Fan Chair’ collection, on one hand, gives a new life to discarded plastic seats from ‘KR Reykjavík’ football stadium, and on the other hand, it brings into indoor settings the adrenaline and the vibrant colors of the stadiums in the ’80s.
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Atelier Tobia Zambotti designed ‘The Fan Chair’ and ‘The Fan Bar Stool’ with a playful character utilizing vintage plastic seats and brightly colored steel legs. They enjoy a simple yet strong visual presence that makes them ideal for informal, vintage-pop, and bizarre environments.
The chairs collection has 4 color variations: pink seat / blue structure, blue seat / pink structure, blue seat / yellow structure, pink seat / yellow structure, and two different heights: 450 – 750mm.
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