Made of 20 kg Plastic Waste, Peggy Chair Explores a Circular Design Model | Space Available X DJ Peggy Gou

Plastic Waste

Followed by China, Indonesia is the world’s second-largest contributor to ocean plastic, where 10 per cent of the 6.8 million ton of generated plastic waste is recycled. To highlight this gruesome generation of waste and lack of recycling, Bali-based design studio Space Available in collaboration with techno DJ Peggy Gou has created a chair that is made out of plastic that is collected from streets and waterways in Indonesia. Know more on SURFACES REPORTER (SR).

Peggy Chair is made from 20 kg of recycled high-density polyethylene (HDPE) packaging that has been discarded on the island of Java.

Made from 20 kg of recycled high-density polyethylene (HDPE) packaging that has been discarded on the island of Java, each Peggy Chair is created in Bali. Since the structural support to curb plastic and collect waste is limited, households end up disposing of their waste on streets and rivers or burn it. The design intent behind the Peggy Chair was to create an everyday object that can start conversations and instigate awareness and change.

The entire process of manufacturing the Peggy Chair produces zero waste.

Accentuating an under-seat storage unit for vinyl records, a rhythmic spiral marble-like pattern is swirled into the melted plastic by hand before the molten plastic settles into hard sheets. The molten plastic sheets work like wood. With the help of Balinese artisans, the final chair gets assembled without any screws or glue or staples; instead, plastic offcuts are developed in the process of trimming the sheets as welding rods. The sheets are often melted with the help of a heat gun.

The chair has an under-seat storage unit for vinyl records.

The entire process of manufacturing the Peggy Chair produces zero waste. Since the chair is designed out of a single material, which is the key to recyclability, it can be recycled again at the end of its life.

The design intent behind the Peggy Chair was to create an everyday object that can start conversations and instigate awareness and change.

Image credits: Space Available

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