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Embassy of Rethinking Plastic
A circular design that transforms plastic waste into elegant and playful in- and outdoor seating.

Banne Bloom lounge chair

Bloom - 5 in a row
Banne, photographer Robbert Frie
This project is part of Embassy of Rethinking Plastic

In his search for new sustainable materials Peter van de Water found Ecopixel. This terrazzo-like material inspired him to design a sculptural chair for Banne.
Ecopixel is made from ‘raw’ waste material and can be infinitely melted down and reused. It is fully recyclable & circular.

A Guiltless Plastic Award 2020 finalist, Bloom turns waste into something beautiful. The stools are created from Low-Density PolyEthylene (LDPE) by Ecopixel – a plastic that can be infinitely melted down and reused, yet withstands temperatures from -10°C to +50°C.

The black version is made of industrial waste from the car industry. The multicoloured version is created from recycled bottle caps. And the white-terrazzo version uses a mix of 50-70 percent recycled consumer waste.

Bloom features a concealed rain water drain, so you’ll always have a dry seat. Or you can windproof it by filling it with a few kilos of sand.

About Peter van de Water:
Winner of the 2019 Dutch Design Award, Peter’s work is founded on strong, single-minded ideas - giving his designs a recognizable, often iconic aesthetic.

About Ecopixel:
Ecopixel recycles thermoplastic waste-material in order to obtain a recycled and recyclable material, creating this way a true cycle in material-use.

About Banne:
Banne is the newest member of the Zuiver B.V. family, and the first to be geared towards the contract market. Our core mission is to help professionals make sustainable design work at scale.