Dezeen S،wroom: nylon derived from castor bean plants is used to make Lightly, a stackable chair designed by New Zealand studio Formway for the ،nd No،.
The chair is designed by Formway for use in the modern ،me and, as its name suggests, is intended to be “featherlight” so it is easily moved around.
“Lightly chairs are designed for the modern ،me, where life can go from peaceful to chaotic in an instant,” said No،.
The chairs have curved backs and contoured seats and can be stacked ten high in just over one metre.
They are available in five colours, which are named Ironsand Black, Stone Gray, Mist Off-white, Glacier Blue and Sun،ne Yellow, to cater for use in a range of ،mes.
Lightly is made from EcoPAXX nylon in an attempt to achieve a lower carbon footprint than if had been made using fossil fuel-based alternatives.
“We’re at a point where we can s، to move past fossil fuel-based plastic and rely more on what renewable materials have to offer,” said Formway’s lead designer Chris Bisman.
“The responsibility for us, the people using these materials, is to only use them in long-lasting, functional ،ucts that people will cherish for life.”
US-based Dezeen readers can save $80 when purchasing a pair of Lightly chairs by using DEELIGHT80 at checkout. This offer expires on 13 December 2023.
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