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Australian designers, Nicholas Karlovasitis & Sarah Gibson, have created a 100% recycled chair that itself is 100% recyclable!

The Butter Seat is derived almost entirely from post consumer recycled milk containers. The product comes in both upholstered and non-upholstered versions.

The non-upholstered version is suitable for indoor and outdoor use as it is UV stable and waterproof.

The Butter Seat can be transported as a flat piece to reduce its environmental impact during distribution. The robustness of the chair ensures product longevity and DesignByThem offers a product stewardship program where it takes back products to be repaired, reused or recycled.

The designers Nicholas Karlovasitis and Sarah Gibson met whilst studying at university and formed DesignByThem in late 2006. Since establishing DesignByThem they have gone on to work with a diverse range of clients and have produced numerous designs characterised by their innovative use of materials, sustainable practices and ability to combine a sense of fun with clear function.

Nicholas and Sarah stated: “We created the original Butter Stool in a response to the many plastic stools available today that use virgin non-recycled materials. Although these stools are recyclable they are only adding more material to the recycling stream. That is why the Butter Stool is not only recyclable but also made from post consumer recycled plastic.”

“We believe Good design makes our lives more enjoyable and appreciative of our environment.”

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