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 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

This product is ready-made, please enquire for stock availability.

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
Material: steel frame / shell in recycled fishnets and recycled hard plastic; one Ocean Chair uses 3.2 of ocean plastic waste
Finishes: steel frame in gunmetal finish, seat in black or sand

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Lead Time
Products in stock will be shipped within 1-2 weeks.
Please enquire for stock availability.

Delivery - United Kingdom

Spend Delivery Charge
Above £150 Free delivery
£50 to £150 £9.95
Below £50 £4.95

This product will be sent by a courier using a kerbside, non-timed service.

We offer an enhanced delivery service which includes delivery at an agreed time slot to your room of choice, product assembly, removal of packaging and old items of furniture as well as storage for a limited period for an extra charge. Please contact us for a quotation.

Delivery - Outside United Kingdom
This product will be sent by a courier using a kerbside, non-timed service. Charges for deliveries outside the UK vary depending on size and weight and will be shown at the Shopping Cart or Checkout. You can also contact us for a custom delivery cost quotation.

Our shipping charges exclude import duties, local taxes and other applicable charges which may be levied as the goods reach your country. All our prices include UK VAT of 20%. We can exclude VAT for deliveries outside the EU or to VAT-registered businesses within the EU, please contact us for an adjusted invoice.

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