Ocean Bench

by Mater


The Ocean Bench is a stylish and eco-friendly bench based on an original design by Joergen & Nanna Ditzel in 1955. The bench 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 bench. Each bench recycles 3.2 kg of plastic waste, a small but tangible step towards achieving multiple UN Sustainable Development Goals, including protecting "Life Below Water". In addition, the bench is also designed for disassembly, making it easier for the different components to be recycled.

The Ocean Bench 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 Bench is made with gun-metal colour steel with a recycled plastic seat shell. The bench is available with the seat in black, green or sand finishes. Please make your selection in the Colour option above.

Ocean is a collection of chairs and tables, both rectangular and square.

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.

Product References
- Black: 09351
- Sand: 09353
- Green: 09354

Production & Lead Time
This product is usually ready-made, please enquire for stock availability.
Products in stock will be shipped within 1-2 weeks.
Please enquire for more information.

Made in Poland


W 157 x D 58 x H 81 x Seat H 46 x Armrest H 67 cm

16.6 kg

Suitable for both indoor and outdoor use

Materials & Finishes
Black/Sand: steel frame / shell in recycled fishnets and recycled hard plastic; one Ocean Bench saves the ocean of 3.2kg of ocean plastic waste
Green: slats made from discarded beer kegs mixed with upcycled hard plastic. One bench contains 3640g / 128.oz beer keg plastic waste
Finishes: steel frame in gunmetal finish, seat in black, sand or green

Additional Information
Product Tech Sheet
Care and Maintenance
Mater Material Catalogue

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