Plastic melts like chocolate. Not in the mouth though. The new edition of the OO stool, designed in 56 hours studio, is made of a single material, plastic waste sourced from a chocolate factory. Discarded polycarbonate molds from the factory were shredded, melted, and compressed into solid sheets by Plasticiet, a Rotterdam-based company that produces materials from post-industrial plastic waste.
The original OO stool is a flatpack furniture piece, that is milled with CNC from one single board, bamboo, wood, plastic, reclaimed door, or anything you can imagine and is flat enough.
The furniture was designed in 2D, focusing on reducing the waste of the sheet material by eliminating the negative space between the parts of the stool. A hammer is cut out from the same sheet, and that is the only tool needed for the assembly. There is no need for screws or nails. Additional objects were designed that fit onto the board, further minimalizing the leftover parts. The construction inspired by the craft of Japanese joinery holds the furniture together, allows easy assembling, and brings additional value to the stool, like the benefits of using a single material, durability, and simple, calming shapes.
This new edition of OO stool is brought to life with the help of our partner, Plasticiet.
What they do at Plasticiet is changing the perspective on how we can reuse plastic. They do this by showing the beauty of what is considered a single-use material. A recycled basis offering you to make the things your mind allows you to imagine, wrapped in gorgeous patterns.
In 56 hours design studio, we reimagined ways to reuse plastic and give it a long life in a shape of a durable flatpack stool.