SEA CHAIR is made entirely from plastic recovered from our oceans. Together with local fishermen, the marine plastic is collected and made into a stool at sea. Since the discovery of the Pacific Garbage Patch in 1997, which is predicted to measure twice the size of Texas, more have been found across the world’s oceans that are predicted to become increasingly larger. This plastic takes thousands of years to biodegrade, remaining in the environment to be broken up into ever-smaller fragments by ocean currents.
SWINE (Super Wide Interdisciplinary New Explorers) is a collaboration between Japanese Architect Azusa Murakami and British Artist Alexander Groves. Creating works that span across disciplines of art, design and film, SWINE explores themes of regional identity and the future of resources in the context of globalisation.