Second Nature Furniture is a collaboration between The New Raw and BlueCycle aiming to give a second life to previously dumped plastic. The concept is to use marine plastic pollution in order to create a series of furniture, produced with digital design and fabrication technologies. “This series of furniture that raise awareness for sustainability and connect its users to this major environmental problem through their narrative” as they state.
– text by thenewraw.org
Second Nature re-imagines an ecosystem where marine plastic is the raw material for a new economy, that uses technological and cultural innovation to bring about social change.
The potentials of this new logic are explored through developing a collection of digitally crafted seashells and objects, made from locally sourced ghost nets and produced with digital design and fabrication technologies.
In this project, The New Raw joined forces with BlueCycle to tackle marine plastic pollution.
The first fruit of this collaboration is the next generation of Second Nature furniture series, initially conceived and launched under the auspices of BlueCycle and the Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation.
The chairs are digitally crafted from up-cycled marine plastic. Through robotic 3D printing, we give a second life to previously dumped plastic, proposing affordable and sustainable solutions in a wide range of designs and colours.
Inspired by the marine environment the designs possess a trinity between the pillars of sustainability, ergonomics and strong storytelling.
All Second Nature products can be customised and are 100% circular. Second Nature seeks to create a change by designing a series of furniture that raise awareness for sustainability and connect its users to this major environmental problem through their narrative.
All Second Nature products can be customized and are 100% circular.
Cinematography: Daphne Matziaraki
Film executive producer: Suzana Laskaridis
Photography: Marily Konstantinopoulou
Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation
Rotterdam Natural History Museum
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