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The Shoddy Chair for Emeco

  • Prizes
    Winner in Home Interior Products/Interior Furniture
  • Lead Designer
    Bethany Mumford
  • University
    Savannah College of Art and Design

The Shoddy Chair was designed in response to the textile waste in the fashion industry. The United States produces over 17 million tons of textile wasteevery year, 13 million tons of that is produced by manufacturers and retailers. The goal is to produce a moldable material made of shredded textiles,known as shoddy, and bio-resin. Combining shoddy with a bio-resin would create a composite material easily moldable into a dense and sturdy surface.Inspired by Emeco’s Alfi chair and Navy chair, the Shoddy chair has a compression-molded seat pan combined with recycled aluminum for the base.

Photo Credit: Bethany Mumford