Association created and sponsored by Jean-Marie BIGARD, "Les Bouchons d'Amour" have for mission to collect plastic corks and then resell them to a recycler. Its purpose is to acquire equipment for the disabled (wheelchairs,…) and participate in humanitarian operations point.
This armchair is a good example that, with some fine tuning, normally wasted materials can be transformed into fully functional furniture that does not have to hide its origins. The armchair is made of recycled plastic bottle caps that have first been shredded into smaller pieces (70% of the finished product) are mixed with some neutral PE (30%). Qui est Paul? Has chosen this dynamic seat, marked by its freshness and modernity to show its support for the non-profit organization “Les Bouchons d’amour” that uses a 100% of its revenues earned from reselling the caps to buy material for disabled people in France and abroad. The transformation process makes it visually slightly reminiscent of the graphic work done by people like Allessandro Mendini on the Proust Armchair and Mirror (1978) or some of Ettore Sottsass work in the early 1980s.
Recommended retail price (France) : 650€ TTC (without TRANSLATION coffee table + 200€ TTC)
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