FALK - The chair that turns Trash into Treasure
One of the reasons we partner with HOUE in Denmark and are proud to be their New Zealand distributor is for their highly innovative, sustainably focused furniture. They continue to blow us away with their award-winning designs like the recently released “trash to treasure” FALK Chair designed by Thomas Pedersen.
Thomas took on the task of looking at trash as a resource rather than a problem. The result being the FALK Chair made of recycled everyday household plastic; a World’s first.
The FALK Lifecyle
To ensure the right steps are taken in creating responsible furniture, HOUE considers both the social and environmental impacts of everything they do. HOUE’s designers have a systemic perspective, taking into account how things are connected.
The FALK Chair is actually made up of three parts – the shell, the cushion and the legs. Each of the parts were designed from an environmental perspective, using natural materials from responsible sources. Here’s a quick look at the materials which make up the FALK Chair:
- Shell: 75% Household recycled plastic, 20% Glass fibres, 5% Colour pigment.
- Cushion: CURA from Gabriel. 98% post-consumer recycled polyester EU Ecolabelled and STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX ®, Foam: Polyether, 60 kg/m3 4 mm Plywood.
- Legs: FSC certified Solid oiled Oak, or powder coated metal legs or aluminium column leg.
The FALK Chair holds EU Ecolabel verification. The EU Ecolabel works to reduce the overall environmental impact from production and consumption. Therefore, the EU Ecolabel evaluates the entire product lifecycle and the environmental problems that arise along the way – for the benefit of the environment, climate, humans and the earth’s resources.
Style + Comfort
Aside from giving you a ‘good for the earth’ feeling, the FALK is just a great chair to sit in too! Designed with friendly, embracing sculptural curves, flex and rigidity in the right places. as soon as you sit in a FALK Chair you realise it is utterly comfortable.
Presenting a clean, modern look, we also love the contemporary Danish styling of the FALK which will look the part in a home, or office setting. Versatile, light, functional and totally cool, this ‘trash to treasure’ chair really does tick a lot of boxes.
Award Winning Design
The FALK Chair won the German Design Award for 2020 for product design excellence, plus was a finalist for the Danish Design Award 2020. Great design and sustainability credentials really do make this chair an innovative environmental achievement we are all proud to support and own.
We are looking forward to seeing more environmentally sustainable products from HOUE in the near future!
FALK is available in three different leg options with a dark grey cushioned cushion. Add a quirky patterned cushion to really make this style your own.