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 …