Close-up of a finished Sea Chair
Collecting beached nurdles for chair production
Fishing vessels could be adapted to trawl for plastic
Furnace and press used in chair production
Floating plastic patches are now a global phenomenon
Before and after
Debris on the beach
Sea Chair hopes to convert oil rigs to harvest sunken plastic
Plastic provides a colorful palette
Finished Sea Chair
Collecting plastic nurdles with the "Nurdler"
Looking down on the seat of a Sea Chair
You may have heard about the huge floating islands of garbage swirling around in the middle of the Earth's oceans. Much of that waterlogged rubbish is made up of plastic and, like Electrolux with its concept vacuum cleaners, U.K.-based Studio Swine and Kieren Jones are looking to put that waste to good use. As part of an ambitious project, they’ve come up with a system to collect plastic debris and convert it into furniture.
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