Founded by designers Jonas Pettersson and John Löfgren, Swedish design studio Form Us With Love used reclaimed wood chips and recycled plastic to create a new IKEA chair called Odger. The chair is the result of a three-year-long project exploring how a sustainable composite material could be used to create an affordable seat.
It is made through a process of injection moulding, using a mixture that is 70 percent polypropylene and 30 percent wood chips. The wood chips all come from reclaimed wood, while recycled plastic is favoured over so-called “virgin” plastic.
“The brief for the chair was very much concentrated on the reclaimed wood-plastic and its properties, but the economy of the transport – having to tackle the separation and assembly of shell and legs – became an equally important departure for us,” – John Löfgren, creative director at Form Us With Love.
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