October 22, 2019
Oceanic Garbage Patches
When Life Gives You Oceanic Garbage Patches
Learn to extrude recycled plastic furniture
Sea Chair from Studio Swine on Vimeo.
Contemplating the state of our oceans—filled as they are with chemicals, garbage, and especially plastics—is a depressing exercise. The scope, causes, and consequences are so vast that many simply don’t know how to begin approaching the issue, which is why British design duo Azusa Murakami and Alexander Groves hope to provide a place to sit and think about the problem, literally.
Their Sea Chair project repurposes the plastic refuse gathered from polluted beaches and waters, melting it down to create simple (but surprisingly fetching) three-legged stools. The idea was inspired by a tradition among some fishermen who kept their woodworking skills sharp at sea by crafting sturdy chairs out of driftwood. But there is a lot more plastic polluting the oceans than wood. In fact, nearly 90 percent of the hundreds of millions of tons of pollution in the ocean is plastic. Read more on Medium this article: "When Life Gives You Oceanic Garbage Patches - Learn to extrude recycled plastic furniture" by ---->