At the end of last year, the Nordic Council of Ministers held an open competition for the design of sustainable chairs with one winner chosen from each of the Nordic countries.
Judges considered the sourcing of materials; the energy required in production and distribution; consideration of disposal at the end of the life of the chair and general compliance with the United Nations 17 goals for sustainability.
At the beginning of December, winning designs were shown in the Nordic Pavilion at COP 24 - the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Katowice in Poland.
The overall winner was the Danish entry - The Coastal Chair by Nikolaj Thrane Carlsen.
This competition was organised in partnership with the Nordic national design associations - Danish Design Center, Svensk Form, DOGA in Norway, Ornamo in Finland and The Icelandic Design Centre.
the chairs will be shown in the entrance area of
the design museum in Copenhagen
until 26 May 2019
components reduced to use less materials and light - just 2.5 kilo
Nikolaj Thrane Carlsen
shell eelgrass and carrageenan extracted from red algae
frame recycled from bamboo floorboards
recycled plastic from household waste
no glue or harmful chemicals
durable, easy to disassemble and repairable
manufactured by HÅG/Flokk
cork and aluminium recycled from 14,400 tea lights
manufactured by Málmsteypan Hella and Portland
aspen and birch
thicker at the part of the seat where the legs are glued so subframe not necessary
manufactured by naamanka