Location: Mie, JP Date: December 2022 Area: - Function: Product Design, Material Experiment Client: REMARE (Ocean plastic recycling company)
Commissioned by a sustainable start-up company "REMARE", we have been working closely with communities of fishermen to create furniture and tableware made of ocean plastics collected or used by fishermen. While celebrating the fishing industry, the project highlights the value behind its by-products as a resource that had been similarly harvested from the ocean. Inspired by the wave-like irregular texture that ocean plastic inevitably generates in its recycling process, we embraced the imperfect character of the material and designed products by conceiving ocean plastic as a new material from nature. The material’s outstanding dark colour results from the fishermen’s equipment being mostly discarded after a short period of use.