Reclaimed wood polypropylene (WPP)

Discarded becomes distinctive.

Polypropylene is one of the most versatile plastics around, used for everything from car batteries to medical equipment. But production means cut-offs and waste. That’s where we come in. We take the leftover bits that wind up on the floor at plastic factories and mix it with discarded wood and sawdust from lumber yards.

Broom (2012) was our first collection featuring reclaimed polypropylene with wood that would normally be swept into the trash. “Imagine,” says Philippe Starck, “there is a guy who takes a humble broom and starts to clean the work-shop and with this dust of nothing, with this he makes new magic. That's why we call it Broom."

Mixing reclaimed polypropylene with repurposed wood particles creates a speckled texture that gives the plastic a warmer, more natural touch. Our chairs and stools made of reclaimed WPP are engineered to meet the demands of high use environments, including outdoor use, and can be cleaned with bleach and hydrogen peroxide, to meet today's cleaning protocols.

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