Pedrali has debuted its first collection made entirely from recycled plastic material: 50% from plastic post-consumer waste and 50% from plastic industrial waste. The plastic post-consumer waste comes from products that have been used and then duly recycled by consumers, such as plastic bottles or food packaging. The industrial waste comes from plastic waste, containers and films.
"This blend allows us to manufacture high-quality green products with excellent mechanical performance," commented Giuseppe Pedrali, CEO. "Obtaining 50% of this material from post-consumer waste means selecting, sorting and recovering a material that would otherwise be discarded. Instead, by conducting precise tests and analyses, we can create the ideal raw material for use in furniture."
Pedrali has identified 50% of post-consumer waste as the ideal blend to guarantee high-quality products featuring the high resistance and durability levels required of contract furniture, given its substantial and prolonged use. All the products made from this new sustainable material share a characteristic grey hue, a neutral color chosen to even out and conceal any imperfections typical of recycled materials.
One of the two new products made from this new material is the Remind Recycled Grey chair, designed by Eugeni Quitllet. Drawing on the soft, sinuous curves of the wooden chairs of the late 19th century, reinterpreted in an innovative key, Remind's sensual and romantic design has a completely new feel about it. Made from a monoblock of injection-molded polypropylene, the transpiring seat and backrest contribute to the chair's airy, lightweight appearance, as well as to its embracing comfort. Functional, versatile and relatively small, this chair is suitable for both outdoor and indoor use thanks to the combination of harmonious lines and a lightweight yet sturdy material.
Odo Fioravanti, instead, has created a Recycled Grey version of his Babila XL armchair. The inspiration behind Babila XL, the latest addition to Babila family, remains the alternating rational, straight lines with curves that create a link between the artificial world of industrial products and the natural, sinuous world of the human body. Designed to offer greater seating comfort, the Babila XL armchair has a polypropylene shell that stands out for the large dimension of its seat and armrests.