Fritz Hansen Launches the N02™ Recycle Chair Made of Household Waste

01.08.20 | By
Fritz Hansen Launches the N02™ Recycle Chair Made of Household Waste

Japanese design studio nendo has designed a collection of stackable chairs made of recycled household plastics. The all-purpose N02™ Recycle chair is the second time collaborating with Fritz Hansen after previously launching the wooden N01™ chair back in 2018. The latest release is the first time the Danish furniture brand has produced a chair in colored, recycled polypropylene, a material that comes from plastic waste that’s collected, processed, and upcycled in central Europe.

The N02™ Recycle chair features a rounded and curved backrest that gently wraps the body while it’s seated. The chair’s most notable detail, and what inspired the design, is a single ‘fold’ line that runs horizontally on the back, marking the lumbar support, as well as becoming a visual connection between the back and surrounding tabletops.

The fact that the material is constructed from everyday recycled plastic creates an extra connection between the user and the chair. It’s an accessible design made for everyday use and made from everyday recycled, household plastics.

– Oki Sato of nendo

The N02™ Recycle chair collection includes five different versions and seven shell color options – Dark Orange, Dark Red, Dark Blue, Grey, Off White, Light Blue, and Black – inspired by warm tones found in Scandinavian nature.

Caroline Williamson is Editor-in-Chief of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.