The Sea Chair is an ingenious and clever response to a growing encumberance that’s carried by our oceans – floating rubbish.
Studio Swine and Kieren Jones have merged traditional fishing practices, industry and synthetic materials to fabricate a chair made from discarded plastic on-board of an old fishing vessel and using a custom-made seapress. The Sea Chair is a commentary on oceanic pollution and the struggling fishery industry.
The first Sea Chair was launched at Milan Design Week 2012. The chair was created with with plastic collected from Porthowan Beach in the UK.
Since then, multiple Sea Chairs have been produced and exhibited at The Dublin Science Gallery, Material Matters by Droog Design, The Eyebeam Gallery New York and many other exhibitions across the globe. The project also won the RCA Sustain Award in 2011.