Marta Figueiredo — P X A Chair, 2022
Why buy new materials when there is so much readily available to recycle? This chair is a development of the Assembly Chair (a finalist for the MPavilion Chair in 2021) and includes the edition of a pearlescent pink beaded seat cover. While the Assembly Chair employs recycled HDPe (high-density polyethylene) plastic from Victoria’s waste collection, the pearl grid is made of LDPe (Low-density polyethylene) from recycled plastic grocery bags. At the end of the chair's life, LDPE and HDPE may be fused together to create a new product (Medium-Density Polyethene), which contributes to circular design.
This iteration continues the ethos of the original design and the challenge of developing a flat-pack, stackable object – it requires no other tools or materials to assemble.
Marta Figueiredo is an Australian-Portuguese multidisciplinary designer based in NAARM/Melbourne. In 2016, she founded her design practice which unites innovative technology and craft to produce playfulness, joy, and sensory experimentation. With her works, Marta wants to challenge beliefs about standardisation, sustainability, and prompt discussions about new ways design can speak to a broader sensory experience. Her recent projects focus on the possibilities and uses of waste products, as well as the ecological narratives that may be developed to address our times. Marta has received various awards (High Commendation Clarence Prize 2021) and nominations (Finalist AFDA 2020). She has exhibited in Australia and internationally, including Shanghai, Paris, Brussels and Milan.
Anna Varendorff, Ash Allen, Ashley Eriksmoen, Bern Chandley, Bonhula Yunupingu & Damien Wright, Brodie Neill, Brud Studia, Cordon Salon, Dean Norton, Duncan Young & Noah Hartley, Georgia Weitenberg, Isabel Avendano-Hazbun, James Lemon, Jess Humpston, Jill Stevenson, Johnny Nargoodah & Trent Jansen, Nicole Lawrence & Thomas Coward, Liam Mugavin, Marta Figueiredo, Michael Gittings, Sam Tomkins, Iain [Max] Maxwell & Ben Ennis-Butler, Trent Jansen for Broached Monsters by Broached Commissions, Two Lines Studio, Zachary Frankel.
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'The Chair' exhibition is the first in a series presented by Craft Victoria honouring iconic objects of functional craft and design with a material driven approach.
Material: HDPe recycled plastic bottles, recycled plastic grocery bags
Dimensions: 82 x 84 x 54 cm
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