The Bambola Armchair

The 2022 Bambola armchair from Mario Bellini’s Le Bambole series puts a modern, more sustainable spin on the original 1972 design. Now made from recycled polyethylene and a disassembled construction that makes recycling easy, the new iteration conveys the same sublime, cloud-like appearance, comfort and apparent absence of a load bearing structure that made Le Bambole so iconic.

Customizing The World’s First Luxury 3D-Printed Carbon Fiber Chair and Ottoman, Mishima

A lounge set inspired by Scandinavian and Japanese sensibilities, designed in California

There are 250 potential combinations of carbon fiber, fabric and base materials for Mishima, a swooping 3D-printed chair and ottoman set. All of these options can be parsed through on one customization site, in a process as easy as it is inspiring. This chair-ottoman combination is the debut release of an on-demand furniture brand, also named Mishima, which developed the advanced additive manufacturing technology that …

The 30th Anniversary of Jane Atfield’s RCP2 Chair Celebrates Possibility in Sustainable Design

An exhibit at Emma Scully Gallery commemorates the first designer to craft furniture from recycled plastics

When Jane Atfield first released the iconic RCP2 Chair in 1992, she dared to use design as a response to climate change and consumer culture. As the first piece of furniture made exclusively from post-consumer recycled plastics, the chair revolutionized the design industry, creating new paradigms for how things are made—and reused. From new seats made from mushroom leather to Herman Miller‘s Aeron Chair made …