The Sea Chair Project, created by Studio Swine and Kieren Jones, is a response to the issue of growing levels of waste plastic in our oceans. Merging craft, industry and design the project looks to harness the struggling fishing industry to produce a series of chairs created from plastic collected at sea.
The Sea Chair is made entirely from plastic waste collected from the ocean. The plastic used to create the first Sea Chair originates from the shores of Porthtowan, a beach located on the Southwest Coast that is known to be the most polluted beach in the UK for micro plastic. The Sea Chair was produced using the Sea Press, a machine that allows plastic to be heated and formed along with simple moulds and tools.
The chair is tagged with the geographical coordinates of where its sea plastic was harvested and carries a production number.