loading video...

POLIMAIR’s beluga chair kit is crafted entirely from recycled plastic fishing nets

monomaterial beluga chair by polimair

 

The Beluga Chair, designed by Arthur Gaudenz of POLIMAIR, is the first chair in kit form made from 100% recycled plastic. Revolutionizing traditional notions of durability and recyclability, the chair offers a solution to the pressing ecological concerns surrounding plastic consumption. Its monomaterial form derives from discarded fishing nets collected, sorted, and recycled in France, assembled without the need for additional materials such as steel screws, glues, or wood. As a kit piece, it further allows for the replacement of any damaged part while minimizing CO2 emissions, ensuring it lasts for a lifetime.

POLIMAIR’s beluga chair kit is crafted entirely from recycled plastic fishing nets
all images courtesy of Arthur Gaudenz

 

 

made in france

 

POLIMAIR recognizes that plastic, originally intended as a durable substitute for ivory in billiard balls, has since evolved into one of the greatest ecological challenges of our time due to its disposability. In response, the design team advocates for a return to the essence of plastic as a material designed to endure. To achieve this, the Beluga Chair, alongside POLIMAIR’s other furniture pieces, are designed according to four foundational pillars that ensure the production of truly sustainable furniture.

 

All models bear the label of 100% Made in France. From design conception in Paris, and raw material sourcing from coastal regions including Brittany, Normandy, Provence, and Occitania, to manufacturing in Auvergne, each step of the production process integrates local craftsmanship and promotes environmental responsibility.

POLIMAIR’s beluga chair kit is crafted entirely from recycled plastic fishing nets
the color palette draws on the Bauhaus colors

 

 

shaped from 100% recycled plastic

 

POLIMAIR offers a 100% life guarantee to enhance durability. ‘With the kit we can guarantee if a part breaks, we recycle it and replace it. To ensure that none of our product ends up in the bin, we replace damaged parts unconditionally,’ notes the team. Designs additionally can be customized to suit the individual tastes and needs of its user.

POLIMAIR’s beluga chair kit is crafted entirely from recycled plastic fishing nets
the Beluga Chair in kit form

beluga chair the first chair in kit form made from 100 recycled plastic 4
close up on the engineering that went into the first monomaterial plastic kit chair

beluga chair the first chair in kit form made from 100 recycled plastic 5
the design adapts to any type of table, whether modern or rustic

beluga-chair-plastic-polimair-designboom-1

 

beluga-chair-plastic-polimair-designboom-2

 

project info:

 

name: Beluga Chair
designer: POLIMAIR | Arthur Gaudenz

 

 

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: ravail khan | designboom

KEEP UP WITH OUR DAILY AND WEEKLY NEWSLETTERS
suscribe on designboom
- see sample
- see sample
suscribe on designboom
happening now! AXOR makes individual luxury a reality in the bathroom, and reveals its citterio C collection by antonio citterio.

PRODUCT LIBRARY

a diverse digital database that acts as a valuable guide in gaining insight and information about a product directly from the manufacturer, and serves as a rich reference point in developing a project or scheme.

designboom will always be there for you

milan, new york, beijing, tokyo,  since 1999
X
5