Loll creates Lollygagger outdoor furniture from recycled bottles

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Loll creates Lollygagger outdoor furniture from recycled milk bottles

Clerkenwell Design Week 2016: US company Loll Designs has created a range of bright-coloured garden furniture from discarded milk and detergent packaging.

Made in collaboration with materials agency Surface Matter, the Lollygagger Living range launched at this year's Clerkenwell Design Week and features outdoor chairs, tables and planters.

Lollygagger outdoor furniture by Loll Designs at Clerkenwell design week 2016

Each piece in the collection is manufactured completely from post-consumer or post-industrial recycled materials transformed into a high-density polyethylene (HDPE) by plastics company Metem.

"Every Lollygagger Lounge chair produced prevents nearly 300 milk jugs from entering the waste stream, and more than 95 per cent of the waste from the manufacturing process is sent to recycling," said Loll.

Lollygagger outdoor furniture by Loll Designs at Clerkenwell design week 2016

"At the end of their useful life, everything from the HDPE plastic to the stainless steel fasteners used in the furniture can be recycled."

The chairs are based on the shape and angles of the classic Adirondack – a slightly reclining outdoor seat often made of wood – and all feature an integrated bottle opener.

Lollygagger outdoor furniture by Loll Designs at Clerkenwell design week 2016

The Lollygagger collection is on show in the garden of St James Church throughout Clerkenwell Design Week, which takes place this year from 24 to 26 May.

Dezeen's picks of the must-see installations include a high temple of timber below a historic archway, a flat-packed Museum of Making and a series of glass-tile sculptures designed to help visitors navigate the area.