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Outdoor furniture made of recycled plastic

We love design that makes the world a better place and that looks great too. The Danish design label Mater combines these two ideas beautifully. On we now present to you Mater’s Ocean Collection.

The objective of Mater is to rethink our current practices and create ethical and sustainable design that minimises adverse social and environmental impacts.

“Let’s clean up the planet!”. That was the starting point for Danish design label Mater making its Ocean Collection. “We teamed up with the only fishnet waste upcycling facility in the world, conveniently placed at the western coastline of Denmark”, Henrik Marstrand, founder of Mater says.

“A new innovative business model motivates fishermen across the world to send their used fishnets to the facility, paying them a fair value for this used material, rather than the used fishnets being dumped into the sea”.

The result is The Ocean Collection, characterised by its light structure with repeated slats and metal frames, combined into new modern chairs and tables. The furniture is made of used fishnets, hard plastic waste and a light metal frame. ‘Ocean’ represents sustainable and innovative thinking and was awarded Wallpaper* Magazine’s Design award in early 2019.


Curious about the result? Here are some images of the Ocean Collection.

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  • Sydney Schubert
    Sunday May 10th, 2020 at 11:04 AM

    I am the designer/inventor of the composit drawing instrument. The 5-in-1 is a compass, protractor, multiple set-squares, ruler, shapes, and more . . . Only uses 12 Grams of plastic, instead of 45 Grams for comparable separate tools !

    I would like it made of ‘clear’ recyclable or organic materials. Can you help, please ? [email protected], 07752 500 918, tel: 020 8668 0844 – UK BASED
    Kind regards
    Sydney Schubert

  • storiesbydecovry
    Monday May 11th, 2020 at 07:38 AM

    Dear Sydney,

    I’m not sure how we can help. We haven’t got access to suppliers of clear recycable organic materials. I’m very sorry.
    Wish you all the best wiht your project.

    Kind regards

    Team Decovry