Architecture firm Gensler’s Mixu chair made from post-industrial recycled plastic is among 7 new seating products.  

Mixu chair by Gensler for Arper

Mixu chair by Gensler for Arper

Mixu is a highly customisable chair created by architecture firm Gensler for Italian furniture brand Arper.

Each component of the chair can be paired with different seats, backrests and bases that come in an array of colours, textures and materials such as recycled plastic, fabric and leather, as well as FSC-certified wood.

The chair, which is shipped disassembled in a bid to reduce its volume and carbon footprint, is put together without glue or staples so that each component can be easily replaced, disposed or recycled.

Kata chair by Altherr Désile Park for Arper

Kata chair by Altherr Désile Park for Arper

Kata is a lounge chair informed by traditional woven straw chairs created by Barcelona design studio Altherr Désile Park for Arper.

The chair is composed of an oak or black locust wood frame with a unified upholstered backrest and seat, which is made from post-consumer plastic waste that has been recycled and woven into yarn.

OVO Chairs by Foster + Partners for Benchmark

OVO Chairs by Foster + Partners for Benchmark

British architecture firm Foster + Partners has created the OVO chair series, a triad of solid wood chairs including an armchair, side chair and lounge chair created for furniture maker Benchmark.

The chairs are made using European oak and American walnut, which makes them carbon negative since the process of manufacturing and distribution of the chairs emits less CO2 compared to how much the trees stored throughout their lifetime.

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Not outdoor collection by E-ggs for True Design

Not Out outdoor chair and Notable table by True Design

Not is a collection of outdoor furniture comprising the Not Out chair and the Notable dining table, created by Italian design studio E-ggs for furniture brand True Design.

The outdoor chairs are composed of thin galvanised steel rods that make it lightweight and stackable, while the table is composed of a slender central leg that supports the tabletop and comes in various finishes.

Marino bench by Miniforms

Marino bench by Miniforms

Marino is a curving modular bench with an integrated low coffee table created by Italian furniture brand Miniforms.

The bench is upholstered in a wide range of textiles and features a high backrest that doubles as a room divider to delineate private spaces for focused work.

Bend sofa by Stone Designs for Actiu

Bend sofa by Stone Designs for Actiu

Bend is an undulating modular sofa system informed by meandering rivers, created by Madrid studio Stone Designs for office furniture brand Actiu.

The sofa system, which comprises four rounded modules, was intended for offices and can be easily arranged into various configurations to accommodate informal meetings or breakaway spaces.

Otto modular outdoor seating by Vincent Van Duysen for Sutherland Furniture

Otti modular outdoor seating by Vincent Van Duysen for Sutherland Furniture

Otto is a collection of modular outdoor seating created by Belgian architect Vincent Van Duysen for US brand Sutherland Furniture.

The seating, which includes sectional and three-seater sofas, chaise longues and armchairs, has a powder-coated aluminium frame enveloped with cords of woven acrylic rope.


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