Ocean Chair

Ocean Chair, winner of the Design Award from Wallpaper* magazine, is a stylish and eco-friendly chair originally designed by Joergen & Nanna Ditzel in 1955. The chair has been re-imagined by Mater specifically to reduce ocean plastic waste.

Disused fishing nets (which would have otherwise been abandoned at sea) are recycled by a specialist workshop in Denmark into plastic pellets, which are then used as a raw material for the injection-moulded slats which make up the seat and backrest of the chair. Each chair thus recycles 960 g of plastic, a small but tangible step towards achieving multiple UN Sustainable Development Goals, including protecting "Life Below Water". In addition, the chair is also designed for disassembly, making it easier for the different components to be recycled.

The Ocean chair itself is not only highly environmentally friendly, but is also light, comfortable and elegant, perfect for both indoor and outdoor use at home or in public spaces. 

The structure of the Ocean Chair is made with gun-metal colour steel with a recycled plastic seat shell. The chair is available with the seat in black or concrete grey. Please refer to the Mater Material Catalogue and feel free to contact us for more information on available options. The Ocean Chair is part of a Collection which also includes two tables.

Nanna Ditzel (1923-2005) was one of the most internationally acclaimed female designer in Denmark. Her style was characterised by simplicity and purity together with a bold but well-matched choice of colours. Together with her husband Jørgen Ditzel they established their own design studio in 1946, designing jewellery for Georg Jensen together with furniture and textiles which earned silver medals at the Triennale in Milan in 1951, 1954 and 1957 and the gold medal in 1960. In 1956 they were awarded the Lunning Prize.

Mater is a Danish design brand with a strong ethical and design philosophy, working with established and new designers to create furniture, lighting and accessories characterised by the timeless elegance of Scandinavian design.  All products are made with ethically sourced materials with focus on supporting local craft traditions and minimising any adverse impact on the environment and society.

  • Design: Joergen & Nanna Ditzel
  • Dimensions: W 60 x D 56 x H 81 x Seat H 46 x Armrest H 67 cm
  • Weight: 4 kg
  • Material: steel frame / shell in recycled fishnets and recycled hard plastic; one Ocean Chair uses 960g of ocean plastic waste
  • Awards: Wallpaper* Magazines Design Award in early 2019 for its sustainable and innovative thinking
  • Finishes: steel frame in gunmetal finish, seat in black or concrete grey
  • Stacking: stackable up to 6 chairs or 12 with a chair trolley
  • Suitable for both indoor and outdoor use
  • For more information on finishes please refer to the Mater Material Catalogue
  • Origin: Europe
  • Delivery: 1 - 2 weeks
  • Care and Maintenance
  • Product Fact Sheet
  • Please contact us for more information



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