Panos Sakkas and Foteini Setaki of design studio The New Raw, has created a limited edition of their Ermis chair, which has been crafted from the waste material of their in-house production facilities in Rotterdam.
The New Raw does a lot of research by design, which by nature, is very wasteful. Everything new emerges from a process of trial and error, and by the end of the process, a considerable quantity of material that needs to be handled appropriately is left behind.
The designers wanted to find a way to reuse this material and reduce the volume of waste generated by the studio’s R&D and became the catalyst to create the limited chair series.
The Ermis chairs are made with batches of different colored production waste, which provides a unique identity to each piece of furniture through unexpected color transitions and gradients. The seat of the Ermis chair follows simple and ergonomic lines and is robotically crafted with a single spiral plastic thread.
As a result, the chair is strong with minimal material usage, and at the same time, this technique creates a graphic texture on its surface.