Pedrali inaugurates “recycled grey”, its first chairs made from 100% recycled plastic...
In line with their Sustainable design philosophy, Pedrali has launched its first collections made entirely from recycled plastic material. This extraordinary revolution has enabled the 100% Made in Italy company to achieve yet another important milestone in their quest for environmental sustainability: a new material made 50% from plastic material post-consumer waste and 50% from plastic material industrial waste.
Plastic material post-consumer waste comes from products that have been used and then duly recycled by consumers, such as plastic bottles or food packaging. As for the use of plastic material industrial waste, this is not new to Pedrali, which has always reintegrated part of their own industrial waste back into the production process. The industrial element of the their new 100% recycled material comes from plastic waste, containers & films.
Pedrali has identified 50% of post-consumer waste as the ideal blend to guarantee high quality products featuring the high resistance and durability levels required of contract furniture, given its substantial and prolonged use.
To ensure these properties, the furniture made from the new 100% recycled material is subjected to resistance tests to prove they can withstand prolonged exposure to light and temperatures between +50°C and -10°C without effects. Moreover, the furniture’s antistatic finishes are easy to clean, to maintain, and - more importantly, given the ongoing pandemic - to sanitise and disinfect.
All the products made from this new sustainable material share a characteristic grey hue, a neutral colour chosen to even out and conceal any imperfections typical of recycled materials.
One of the two new products made from this new material is the Remind “recycled grey” chair, designed by Eugeni Quitllet, which can be seen here.
Another of Pedrali's Designers, Odo Fioravanti, has created a “recycled grey” version of his Babila XL armchair, which can be seen here.
Both Designers, right from the design phase, thought about the possibility to develop a series of products marked by enveloping comfort and an optimised use of resources.
Plastic seats for the contract industry must be light and easy to move, and yet extremely resistant. This can be achieved by creating empty volumes using air moulding technology, as in the case of the Remind chair models. The Babila armchair, instead, feature polypropylene in various thicknesses.
The 100% recycled body of the new Babila XL “recycled grey” version may be fitted with wooden legs, making it a 100% green product.
In order to pursue their environmental sustainability commitment yet further, every Pedrali product made from wood is FSC™ C114358 certified, certifying the use of wood sourced from responsibly and adequately managed forests, in line with strict environmental, social & economic standards.
These are just further positive steps in Pedrali’s ongoing journey towards environmental sustainability, alongside planning - during both the design and the production phase - the optimised use of raw materials, the rationalisation of resources, the reuse and/or recycling of waste and controlling emissions.
At a time characterised by excessive exploitation of natural resources, committing to social responsibility is not just about making “green” choices concerning production and the ethics of a company’s products; they earnestly believe it is about making environmental sustainability a core element of their corporate culture and a key medium-to-long-term business objective.
These are the first and certainly not the last 100% recycled products from the Pedrali Brand.
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