Plastic Waste gets a Second Life through Furniture and Household Goods | Plastplan

Known for focusing on using recycled materials that are mainly plastic, Plastplan design studio has developed a machine that can be used for recycling. The Iceland-based studio aims at creating a sustainable planet by curbing plastic pollution. Learning the potential of recycled plastic, Plastplan’s product designers Bjorn Steinar and Brynjolfur’s background in mechanical engineering and computer science, the duo created a collection of household goods and furniture from recycled plastic. Know more on SURFACES REPORTER (SR).

Bjorn Steinar and Brynjolfur created a collection of household goods and furniture from recycled plastic.

The primary goal of Plastplan is to curb plastic pollution by creating new objects out of recycled plastic. For this, the team has kept building and designing machines to process recycled plastic. Recycling plastic is a problem in Iceland, and therefore, companies have been on the lookout for ways to reduce waste and upcycle it into useful products. Initially, Plastplan’s idea was to create an educational platform to discuss plastic. It was much more than the use of plastic and disposing of it. It was about making plastic have a full circle, where the circular economy of plastic begins with shredding it and then transforming it into several objects.

The primary goal of Plastplan is to curb plastic pollution by creating new objects out of recycled plastic.

The studio’s system includes machines based on Precious Plastic designs comprising injection and extrusion machines, shredders and a sheet press. Additionally, the team has also developed its own industrial 3D printer to print large-scale items without spending on molds.

The studio’s system includes machines based on Precious Plastic designs comprising injection and extrusion machines, shredders and a sheet press.

Today, Plastplan serves nine other companies where their plastic waste is picked up, recycled and transformed into real objects such as stools, chairs, pots, vases, lamps, etc. Its Everyday collection is a colourful and experimental take on design. Made from recycled plastic, the Everyday collection comprises a wall shelf, chair, stool, mirror, coffee table, table lamp and flower vases.

Image credits: Plastplan

×
×

Post Your Comment


"Content that powers your Business. News that keeps you informed."

Surfaces Reporter is one of India's leading media in Print & Digital Telecast for News on Interiors & Architecture Projects, Products, Building Materials, and the Business of Design! Since 2011, it serves as a referral for designers & architects to know about inspiring projects and source new products. If you have a Product or Project worth publishing in Surfaces Reporter, please email us hello@surfacesreporter.com or you can also submit your project online.

Like Surfaces Reporter on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter and Instagram | Subscribe to our magazine | Sign Up for the FREE Surfaces Reporter Magazine Newsletter

Exquisite Interiors of Darshita Joshis House of Sophistication in Rajkot | idream Design Studio

In this 9000 square foot bungalow designed by Darshita Joshi in Rajkot, Gujarat, spanning four floors (including basement, ground, first, and second floors), every area has been meticulously crafted to radiate sophistication, comfort, and luxury, providing a glimpse into the pinnacle of refined livi

Read more

Elegant Lakeside Home in Maharashtra Showcasing Vibrant Design, a 65 ft Pool, and Natural Materials | Design HEX

At the heart of the residence is a stunning 65 ft pool, flanked by shallow steps and illuminated by custom chandeliers and natural light from skylight cutouts.

Read more

Sage Green Walls, Brass Wood Accents, and Custom Furniture in Mumbai Home by Soch Design Studio

Dubbed ‘The Whimsical House’ and designed by Romit Savla of Soch Design Studio, this Mumbai apartment harmonizes intricate architectural details, from the grand entrance to the living areas sage green walls and brass wood accents.

Read more

Red Staircase Sets the Tone in Diesels Industrial-Style Miami Design District Store

Fashion brand Diesel recently unveiled a new store design in the Miami Design District. It has rough metal surfaces and a bold red lacquered spiral staircase.

Read more


This is alt