Butter Chair by DesignByThem

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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