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Pli Turns Old Playstations Into Chairs

Pli Turns Old Playstations Into Chairs
Design
Dave Pinter, PSFK
  • 20 april 2009

With new game consoles coming out about every other year, millions get thrown out and replaced with newer models. UK industrial design and manufacturing company Pli Design Ltd saw these old gaming systems as a raw material and wondered what could be done with the Polycarbonate and ABS plastic they were made out of. Their solution is the Reee chair, a lightweight seat that not only uses high recycled content in its production but also is designed to take less energy to make.

Overall the Reee chair is made of 70% recycled content. The plastic back and seat are made of the old gaming consoles and use 100% recycled plastic. These parts are also 100% recyclable and can be turned back into another chair. The steel structure uses nearly 50% recycled content and is 100% recyclable.

Because Pli chose to use recycled content in the manufacturing of the chair, they save significant amounts of energy and CO2 emissions over the use of virgin plastic and new steel. All of the energy to formulate these materials has already been expended, Pli only use energy to change their shape.

[via dexigner]

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