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These Beanbag Chairs Give Value Back to Leather Waste

10.04.22 | By
These Beanbag Chairs Give Value Back to Leather Waste

Leather makes for a luxurious interior when it comes to cars, but it also makes for a lot of waste. Any leather with a slight wrinkle or scratch is discarded, and maximizing the leather hide to create as many pieces as possible can be difficult because of the organic shape that the leather arrives in. According to Studio Simone Post, 40% of each cowhide is thrown away, an astounding and sad fact. In an effort to epicycle these otherwise perfectly usable leather offcuts, the Dutch textile and product designer collaborated with Studio Yoon Seok-Hyeon to create Four-Tenths, a collection of beanbags made with discarded leather scraps from Hungary, GOTS-certified ecological cotton from Turkey, and recycled polyester and mattress foam from The Netherlands.

up cycled leather bean bag chairs

The beanbags give value to leather scrap material that might have been destined for the landfills. You can even see the offcuts of automotive parts, which gives the beanbags their unique graphic pattern. The beanbags are available in two colorways and three sizes.

up cycled leather bean bag chairs

This collaboration was supported by the DUTCH CREATIVE INDUSTRIES FUND as part of the program called ‘Bouwen aan Talent.’

up cycled leather bean bag chair label

up cycled leather bean bag chair

up cycled leather bean bag chair

up cycled leather bean bag chair

up cycled leather bean bag chair

up cycled leather bean bag chair

up cycled leather bean bag chair

Photos by Mathijs Labadie.

As the Lifestyle editor, Vy Yang is obsessed with discovering ways to live well + with intention through design. She's probably sharing what she finds over on Instagram stories. You can also find her at vytranyang.com.