joachim froment designs 3D printed furniture out of recycled plastic waste

joachim froment designs 3D printed furniture out of recycled plastic waste

belgian designer and artist joachim froment uses plastic waste for his latest collection of sustainable furniture. ‘strat’ is made out of local recycled plastic that is 3D printed into the chairs and stool. the whole collection includes stools, lounge chairs, tables and other pieces of furniture. the 3D printer developed by ‘colosus’ is portable and can be easily transported to areas that produce plastic waste. 

all images © eline willaert / MAD, home of creators



froment designed the full scale objects to be printed by a specific 3D printer in less than two hours. by reusing the plastic granule from recycled areas in belgium, the designer aims to create products made of local recycled materials destined to be sold on a local market and offering a service to recycle the products in order to offer furniture that operates entirely within a circular economy. 



designing together with the technology could compete with current industrial processes offering a potential new form of industrialization. the adaptable custom made products offer a new way to create sustainable objects. the chair and the other products of the collection has been designed to be 3D printed within a time frame and efficiently with the minimum material. 



the closed loop shape of this chair is adding mechanical strength to the structure but it follows also a ‘vase-mode’ process in order to print continuously without interruption. this process saves time and energy. the organic and soft curves of the chair evoke lightness in order to manifest the importance attached to its materials. the curved splines also improve the mechanical properties and are essential to reinforce the structure of the chair. 



the products are available from november 2019 on the benelux market and will extend its production in europe in the following months by exporting the production.



project info:


project name: strat

designer: joachim froment

photographer: eline willaert / MAD, home of creators



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edited by: cristina gomez | designboom

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