The Ikea chair made from recycled plastic

Perfect for your living room, dining room or home

Although known for their flatpacks, Ikea has made headlines for another reason: the odger chair.

The chair is a three-year collaboration with IKEA and Swedish design studio From Us With Love and is made of renewable wood and recycled plastic.

“A few years ago, Ikea wanted to work with logistics in a more sustainable way and set up a production line for euro pallets in wood plastic,” explained Åsa Hedeberg, senior product developer at IKEA told Dezeen.

“The choice of material turned out to less successful for the pallets, but instead, the material became the starting point for Odger chair. A mistake turned into something very good.”

The best part is, there are no screws. Instead, the chair boasts a twist and click “locking system.” 

Designers John Löfgren and Jonas Pettersson said on the Ikea website

“When we designed ODGER chair we were inspired by both ski boots and pie dishes with removable bottoms. The reason was that we wanted to find a way to quickly and easily fix the legs to the seat and backrest. In the end, the solution was a simple click mechanism. Another innovation is that the material is a mix of renewable wood and recycled plastic. The result is a chair with true, clean lines ‒ which is also very comfortable to sit on thanks to the bowl-shaped seat and the rounded backrest.”


This article originally appeared on Better Homes and Gardens.

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