Plastic waste obtained from electronic devices, toys, drink trays and stadium seats is seldom used in end products due to the complexity of separating the various categories of plastics. The Chilean designer Rodrigo Alonso Schramm and his Happy Ideas Lab has developed a special rotomoulding technique to create furniture out of plastic waste. With this technique the material can be re-crushed and re-rotomoulded to form a new object. His 100 %-recycled concept was designed for Fahneu, an urban equipment company in Santiago de Chile. The innovative technique results in dynamic forms and eye catchy color tones in a set of stackable stools. The moulds were designed to use less energy, materials and eventual costs, coupled with ease of its construction.
”We worked at the time of the designing of the moulds with the concept of building volumes with flat faces only. That is, irregular polygons forming a three dimensional structure. This was made possible by straight cuts made in a sphere with flat surfaces. Result: an irregular polyhedron built with irregular polygons.” says Rodrigo Alonso Schramm.
Rodrigo Alonso Schramm has won numerous prizes worldwide for his innovative green design and his creations have appeared in magazines in all major design and lifestyle magazines.
Check out his other recycling design experiments here.