Ecoist easy candy chair no 'snowjob'
April 26, 2011
The company known for making handbags out of recycled soda can tabs and candy wrappers has used their innovative design techniques on a piece of furniture.
Ecoist teamed up with designer Emiliano Godoy to create the “Snowjob.” Featuring a skeleton made from FSC-certifi ed wood (a wood certifi ed by the standards of the Forest Stewardship Council) with a vegetable-based, biodegradable fi nish, the chair also incorporates some confectionery elements.
Post-industrial waste from the candy wrapping industry makes up a shiny, silver covering. Godoy cut the recycled confectionery packaging into small sections and then folded them into rectangular pieces to create the vibrant wrap.
The environmentally friendly chair also was only made using simple woodworking tools and a box cutter, reducing the cost and impact of other tools.