The Veil Stool is the brainchild of UK-based designer Joe Slatter. The white and blue stool is made from discarded face masks found along the streets of London as litter. While the blue and white protective equipment has become an unofficial icon of the pandemic era, the trouble is that they are commonly found in piles of litter on street corners or floating in marine debris.
Slatter collected 4,000 masks across the city and disinfected them by coating them in ozone spray. They were then left in direct sunlight for four weeks to finalize the sanitization process. Once complete, Slatter spun the 3-ply masks into a soft yarn and melted it down into a dense polypropylene structure to create the Veil Stool.
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