This is Kim Markel: Turning Discarded Plastic Waste into Candy Flavored Furniture.
With a mother who was an artist and a master-craftsman father who she says could "build anything and turn it to gold," it’s no surprise that Kim Markel became a designer, albeit after an eight-year detour working in public policy. "I missed making things," she says. She describes her translucent Glow chairs as a passion project that took off, noting that they have the qualities of childhood objects: "Their scale, unexpected color, and handmade texture all create a sense of unbridled reality and strange magic." An environmentalist, she works in recycled plastic, using only discarded or waste materials. —Arlene Hirst
Translucent and whimsical, these can be used as side tables or stools. They are handcrafted from a variety of recycled plastics both thermoset and thermoplastic. A specific blend of the plastics is combined in large molds. Once cured, the objects are removed and polished to reveal their inherent translucency.
available in: translucent color options: aqua, periwinkle, grey, pink, peach, yellow, frosty clear
please inquire for custom colors.