The Re-C is a flat-pack chair produced in recycled wood, repainted and then assembled by its new owner. Through transparency, narration and user involvement, it seeks to create a new sustainable furniture production system. A circular system where discarded materials are given a new and lasting life. The material that is soured comes with a story, a story that’s conveyed to its new owner, a story that connects us to the chair, and forges a bond between consumer and product.
The chair was developed with the support of Statens Kunstfond and Statens værksteder.
Still in process.
Re-C comes to be in four simple and conscious steps. Firstly, all wood for the chair comes from recycled sources. The priority here is using hard wood that has been discarded and waste wood from production processes, thrown away due to its imperfections such as knots. The wood for one chair can originate from different species. Secondly the longevity of the wood is acquired through re-processing the wood into simple and geometric shapes.
In the third step the chair is lacquered in one of six colours from the Re- C collection, this transforms the wood into one united piece giving it new life. Finally all chairs are flat packed, shipped out and assembled by the customer. Each part can be exchanged if one should break, guaranteeing an even longer lifespan.
Studio pictures by Alana Ocaño
Process & pre-laquered