Mexican architecture firm Paola Calzada Arquitectos produces its line of sturdy flat furniture using recycled plastic bottles and wood fiber material Valchromat.
The pieces are made from either 100% recycled plastic bottles melted into planks, or from 12mm-thick Valchromat board – a single-colour MDF material made from wood sourced from sustainably certified forests in Portugal. The plastic foil or the Valchromat foil are simply assembled into the parts. The Valchromat furniture is intended for indoor use only, while the recycled plastic furniture is resistant to sunlight, water and heavy use, making it durable enough to be used both indoors and outdoors. No chemicals are added during the manufacture of the materials. After cutting the boards, flat parts are created that can be easily assembled at the customer’s house. No nails or glue are required.
To date, Luken has recycled up to 80,000 plastic bottles to prevent them from ending up in rivers, lakes and oceans. Each piece in the collection recycles approximately 600 polyethylene bottles. Furniture like this is sure to make the world the best, rocking indoors and out!