When industrial designer Tom Dixon decided to make a chair that was lightweight, robust and 100 percent recyclable, he looked to aluminum and Hydro. The joint project started in late 2018, when Hydro’s experts from recycling, surface treatment and extrusion design came together with Tom Dixon and his design team.
The result will be a chair, made from recycled aluminum, designed to last and easily recycled at the end of its useful life.
“I think it’s very important that different industries meet each other like this. By exchanging ideas and knowledge, we develop exciting things in ways we have not done before. Sustainability is a critical factor, which is one of the reasons I like designing with aluminum,” says Tom Dixon, who is Creative Director of Tom Dixon Studio.
The chair is currently under development and will be launched in 2020. For now, please explore our site to learn more about the collaboration and how aluminum is made, shaped and recycled for the circular economy.