Introducing Richard by Michael Young for Modus
Old friends Richard Hutten and Michael Young have taken a characteristically playful approach to naming their new seating ranges, each giving their design the other’s name. Michael Young’s recycled plastic chair is thus ‘Richard’ and Richard Hutten’s recycled cork stool is ‘Michael’. The two designers may have adopted the same tongue-in-cheek method to naming their designs but they are deadly serious when it comes to sustainability.
The Richard chair for Modus is a simple, mono-shell stacking chair formed from a 100% recycled pressed PET felt shell and powder coated steel tube legs. Available in two shades of grey felt with legs in a muted palette of earth colours, the Richard chair can be efficiently stacked up to 5 high
Pioneering Design For a Better World
Using a maximum of recycled material and being 100% recyclable, the Richard chair follows circular methodology – regenerative design that relives pressure on ecosystems by making best use of waste materials to create high value products.PET felt is made by reprocessing plastic bottles that are washed, crushed, flaked and spun into long fibres before being carded like wool, layered into sheets and pressed to form rolls of felt. The felt is then shaped in a precisely engineered mould and water jet cut to form the seat of the Richard chair. Tough, durable and perfectly formed, every seat is 100% recycled and helps keep plastic waste from terrestrial and ocean environments.
PET felt has been around for some time but this is the first time we have been able to get 100% recycled material. Never has plastic waste looked so good.