Broom is another chair made by Emeco and Philippe Starck, but this one isn’t made with aluminum. As explained by Starck: “Imagine … a guy who takes a humble broom and starts to clean the workshop, and with this dust he makes new magic.” In this case, the dust is discarded industrial material — 75% reclaimed polypropylene, 15% reclaimed wood fiber, and 10% glass fiber — and the magic is a stackable chair.
The polypropelyne is left over from plastic production, while the wood fiber is left over from lumber manufacture. The wood-polypropelyne composite is called WPP (see below), and it’s injected with gas during molding to create the chair structure.
Broom is available in six colors (white, yellow, orange, green, natural, and dark grey), and all of them are suitable for outdoors except for the orange version. The recycled-content chair has a seat height of 17″ and weighs about 10.5 pounds. I’ll update this article shortly with availability and price details.
Article tags: Emeco, Philippe Starck