Float by Shiner
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We love the eco-friendly work of Shiner and coming across their latest Float series at the High Point Market made us love them more. Float is a collection of outdoor furniture made from plasticized foam that is not only lightweight and durable, but it floats in water! The material will not breakdown nor will water penetrate it, making it a perfect float for the pool. The chair also flips over to become a rocker.

What’s even more amazing is how the company came to use this material. Joe Manus is the designer behind Shiner and he discovered the qualities of the foam after building a pod for a homeless man in Atlanta nine years ago. The foam created a warm environment while protecting the man from the harsh winters and hot summers. Since then, he has built about 100 other pods for the homeless around Atlanta. What a great way to give back!

Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director 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.