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IKEA to launch line of furniture made from recycled materials

OGDER Chairs (Courtesy IKEA)

The popular Swedish furniture producer IKEA has said it will release a new line made almost entirely of recycled materials.

For example, the OGDER kitchen chairs (designed in collaboration with Stockholm-based designers From Us With Love) are made of a combination of reclaimed wood and recycled plastic bottles; the chair will come in a number of different sizes and colors. The KUNGSBACKA kitchen island, seen below, is similarly made from 99% recycled materials.

These materials are partly sourced from the IKEA factory in China. The idea for the line was actually sparked when IKEA realized their factory had a virtual graveyard of damaged, unused products that could be recycled. Look for the its release next February, 2017.

IKEA recycled furniture


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