Veteran industrial designer Ton Haas, who's run his own firm since 1993, designed this KWART chair for Dutch manufacturer Circuform.
"The KWART is a comfortable design chair designed by Ton Haas. With its airy seat and strong construction, little material is needed to produce this chair and it is light in weight. The KWART can take a beating and is ideal for busy and frequently used areas such as canteens and informal spaces, but also for the home or patio."
The chair has an interesting credential: Circuform says it's been awarded an LCA (Life Cycle Assessment) score of 0.25, making it "by far the chair with the lowest eco-footprint currently available on the market. This is partly because the chair is produced in the Netherlands from fully recycled plastic."
On top of that, Circuform takes a deposit for this chair from the buyer, refunding it when the chair is returned; the company wants it back at the end of its use, "Regardless of the condition of the chair," they write. "We reuse the plastic in our production process, and so the circle of the KWART is complete."
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