Mexican architecture firm Paola Calzada Arquitectos produces its line of robust flat-pack furniture using recycled plastic bottles and wood-fibre material valchromat.
The pieces are made from either 100 per cent recycled plastic bottles melted down into boards or 12-millimetre-thick panels of valchromat – a through-colored MDF material made from wood harvested from sustainably certified forests in Portugal. The panels of plastic board or valchromat simply slot together to form the pieces. The furniture made from valchromat is designed for use inside only, while the recycled plastic furniture is resistant to sunlight, water and heavy use and therefore robust enough to be used both inside and out. No chemicals are added in the manufacturing process of the materials. After cutting the boards, the result is flat pieces that are simply assembled in the client’s house. No nails or glue are required.
To this date, Luken said it has recycled up to 80,000 plastic bottles preventing them from ending up in rivers, lakes and oceans. Each piece in the collection recycles approximately 600 bottles made from polyethylene. Such furniture is sure to change the world to the best, rock it indoors and outdoors!