tobia zambotti gives life to discarded stadium seats with 'fan chair' collection
 

tobia zambotti gives life to discarded stadium seats with 'fan chair' collection

atelier tobia zambotti has brought old stadium seats back to life with ‘the fan chair‘ collection. with this project, the reykjavik-based designer aims to contribute to a sustainable, circular economic model, where old products and materials can be repurposed, especially the ones that are not usually recyclable.

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discarded plastic stadium seats (blue) + powder coated metal frame (ral 3014)
all images by patrik ontkovic

 

 

pursuing this environmentally friendly goal, atelier tobia zambotti has created ‘the fan chair’ series. the collection reuses discarded plastic seats from ‘kr reykjavík’ football stadium, bringing the adrenaline and the vibrant colors of the 80s stadiums within interior settings. 

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discarded plastic stadium seats (pink) + powder coated metal frame (ral 5015)

 

 

‘the fan chair’ and ‘the fan bar stool’ adopt a playful character utilizing vintage plastic seats and brightly colored steel legs. they enjoy a simple yet strong visual presence that makes them ideal for informal, vintage-pop and bizarre environments. the chair collection features 4 color variations (pink seat / blue structure – blue seat / pink structure – blue seat / yellow structure – pink seat / yellow structure) and two different heights (450 – 750mm).

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discarded plastic stadium seats (blue) + powder coated metal frame (ral 1016)

 

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discarded plastic stadium seats (pink) + powder coated metal frame (ral 5015)

 

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discarded plastic stadium seats (pink) + powder coated metal frame (ral 1016)

 

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a detail of the discarded blue stadium seat

 

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a detail of the discarded blue stadium seat

 

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the dump in reykjavik where the old stadium seats have been found

 

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2d drawings of the fan chair

 

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2d drawings of the fan stool

 

 

project info:

 

name: the fan chair
designer: atelier tobia zambotti

 

 

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: myrto katsikopoulou | designboom

  • Great Idea! So many talk about recycling but, you did it great!

    Lou

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