Vondom and designer Eugeni Quitlett are doing their part to clean up the ocean. Their new collection, Ibiza, is made with salvaged plastics, such as single-use bottles, bags and straws, that have washed up on the shores of Ibiza – Quitlett’s hometown.
Eight million metric tons of plastic are discarded in our oceans every year. That’s one rubbish truck of plastic dumped into the ocean every minute, and is on top of the estimated 150 million metric tons already circulating in our marine environments.
It may be just a drop in the ocean, but with the aim of removing a small percentage of this plastic, Vondom and Quitlett have created the Ibiza collection, recycling plastic that is drifting in the island’s turquoise waters and washing up on its sandy white shores. “Observing the plastic objects brought by the sea, like artificial shells, inspired me to create a unique collection made of recycled plastics from the island,” Quitlett says.
The design of the collection captures Quitlett’s memories of his hometown and translates them into timeless pieces with wave-like curves and elegant silhouettes. “Ibiza is an emotional state of mind,” Quitlett says. “From the ephemeral beauty of a season to an everlasting piece. I want to keep this moment of a dream in a permanent frame.”
The collection comprises a chair, armchair, sun lounger and tables, available in black, white or ecru.
The slim and light pieces are comfortable and versatile and can be used indoors and out.
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