Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Panos Sakkas and Foteini Setaki founders of The New Raw go zero waste by creating this limited series of the Ermis chair, which is made using the waste material of their production line.
The monolithic seat of the Ermis Chair follows simple and ergonomic lines and is robotically crafted with a single spiral plastic thread that follows the geometry.
The layer orientation constantly follows the geometry of the chair via a slight rotation.
As a result, the chair is strong with minimal material usage. At the same time, this approach creates a graphic texture on its surface.
This way they give a new life to third-generation plastic waste and create one-of-a-kind objects.
The bicolor identity of the chairs originates from the original colors of the production waste that cause unexpected color transitions and gradients.
The furniture is 100% recyclable and is made with plastic waste that has been recycled for the second time, exploring the limits of an infinite loop of plastic waste.
New Raw is a research and design studio based in Rotterdam founded in 2015 by architects Panos Sakkas and Foteini Setaki with the ambition to give new life to discarded materials through design, robots, and craftsmanship.
The New Raw develops its own (digital) craftsmanship techniques through a formal and technical language that highlights the texture and the layer-by-layer character of its in-house robotic manufacturing process.
The exploration of the possibilities that the robotic techniques provide transform plastic waste into beautiful and meaningful products that are 100% circular.
Rotterdam-based studio The New Raw is rallying citizens to turn their household plastic waste into stylish public furniture.
Their “Print Your City!” initiative combines 3D printing with recycling to re-design urban space.
The first prototype to come out of this call to action is the XXX bench, designed for the Municipality of Amsterdam.
Project: Ermis Chair
Designers: The New Raw
Manufacturer: The New Raw