Butter Chair by
DesignByThem

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Product news: Australian company DesignByThem has added a range of bright recycled-plastic chairs to its collection.

Butter Chair made of recycled plastic by DesignByThem

Like the studio's earlier Butter Stool, the Butter Chair is made of 100% recycled HDPE plastic, mainly composed of milk containers and factory waste.

Butter Chair made of recycled plastic by DesignByThem

“We created the original Butter Stool in a response to the many plastic stools available today that use virgin non-recycled materials," say designers Nicholas Karlovasitis and Sarah Gibson of DesignByThem.

Butter Chair made of recycled plastic by DesignByThem

"Although these stools are recyclable they are only adding more material to the recycling stream. That is why the Butter Stool and Chair are not only recyclable but also made from post-consumer recycled plastic."

Butter Chair made of recycled plastic by DesignByThem

DesignByThem also offers a product stewardship program, where it takes back products to be either repaired, reused or recycled.

Butter Chair made of recycled plastic by DesignByThem

The chair is suitable for indoor and outdoor use, and comes flat-packed in a range of mix-and-match colours: yellow, orange, red, blue, grey, green, white and biege.

Butter Chair made of recycled plastic by DesignByThem

Karlovasitis and Gibson met whilst studying at university and formed DesignByThem in 2006. Their collection is now expanding to include the work of other Australian designers.

Butter Chair made of recycled plastic by DesignByThem


Photos are by Pete Daly.

Butter Chair made of recycled plastic by DesignByThem

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  • Will

    Brilliant!

    Love that they pack down flat.

  • beatrice

    I thought the yellow one was really nice… it looks like a block of butter.

  • Vicki

    If that is 100% recycled plastic, how is it that bright virgin colour? Preused plastic when ground down and mashed together is usually a dirty colour. Maybe I’m missing something? Hmm… suspicious!

  • Val Burton

    This looks very exciting. Can they be seen/bought in the UK?

  • dezeen_intense

    Hi Val,

    It looks like they're only available in Australia so far, but you could try contacting the designers through their website (link near top of post) to find out about worldwide availability.

    Emilie/Dezeen