The Sea Chair Project
Post by Meltem
This movie by designers Studio Swine demonstrates how waste plastic picked up by fishing trawlers can be transformed into chairs on board the boats.
The Sea Chair is made entirely from plastic waste collected from the ocean. The plastic used to create the first Sea Chair originates from the shores of Porthtowan, a beach located on the Southwest Coast that is known to be the most polluted beach in the UK for micro plastic. The Sea Chair was produced using the Sea Press, a machine that allows plastic to be heated and formed along with simple moulds and tools.
The chair is tagged with the geographical coordinates of where its sea plastic was harvested and carries a production number.