A reissue of a 1955 design — Danish design legacy reimagined in ocean waste plastic;
Our planet is struggling these years, and it seems as if it has never been more obvious, that we need to take action in regards to improving the environment.
We are facing a global recycling crisis with waste plastics filling the oceans, being dumped carelessly on land and blown or washed into the sea. A new innovative business model motivates fishermen across the world to dispose their discarded fisning nets to the only recycling plant for fishing nets in the world, located in Denmark, paying them a fair value for this scattered material, rather than dumping the nets into the ocean. In our search for a design that could fit this pioneering sustainable production method, we initiated a dialogue with one of the most renowned design families in Denmark, the Ditzel family. We partnered with Dennie Ditzel, manager of the design legacy after the late Nanna and Joergen Ditzel.
Together we screened the archives for designs that could be ideal for this new material and production method of using fishing nets and other ocean plastic waste, resulting in an outdoor collection named “Ocean”.
The Ocean Collection is characterized by its light structure with repeated slats and metal frames, combined into a reimagined table-and-chair collection in ocean waste plastic, combining innovative solutions to prevent pollution of the world’s oceans - with one of the 20th century’s most renowned designers. Ocean by Nanna Ditzel represents sustainable and innovative thinking and was awarded Wallpaper* Magazines Design award in early 2019.