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Ocean Scraps Seating

The Sea Chair is Made of Man's Pollution to Produce Eco Perches

— July 4, 2012 — Eco
The expression "One man's trash is another man's treasure," could hardly be taken more literally than through the production of the Sea Chair. Studio Swine takes washed-up garbage combed from beaches and turns it into functional pieces of furniture to clean up the environment and give refuse a second use.

Plastic bottles, bags and containers are some of the items that are melted down and compacted into the unusual three-legged stools. The product of this processing churns out a predominantly black substance; however, chunks of colorful polymer material can be seen marbled into the seat and supports of the object to reference its eclectic composition. Each Swine Studio Sea Chair is as unique as its littered ingredients and even takes rugged shapes for an honest rough-around-the-edges look.
Trend Themes
1. Upcycled Furniture - Creating functional furniture from waste materials to contribute to sustainable design and reduce environmental impact.
2. Circular Economy - Emphasizing the reuse of materials in production to reduce waste and create a closed-loop system that maximizes resource efficiency.
3. Eco-friendly Design - Incorporating sustainable practices into the design process to minimize negative environmental impact and promote social responsibility.
Industry Implications
1. Furniture Design - Exploring new ways to create aesthetically pleasing and functional furniture using alternative and repurposed materials.
2. Waste Management - Developing innovative solutions to reduce the impact of waste on the environment and society.
3. Sustainability Consulting - Providing businesses with strategies and tools to operate sustainably and reduce their environmental footprint.
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