Originally designed in 1955 by renowned Danish designers Joergen and Nanna Ditzel, the metal-framed Ocean Bench gets a eco-minded makeover. Mater’s OC2 version is fashioned in plastic waste from discarded Carlsberg beer kegs in the brand’s distinctive green hue. With a light structure of repeated slats and a partially upcycled metal frame in a gunmetal finish, the comfortably contoured seating joins a range of OC2 options made and tested for outdoor use.
- 31.9" h x 61.8" w x 22.8" d (81x157x57.9cm)
- Seat height: 18.1" (46cm)
Gun metal steel, plastic
“I wanted to launch a brand that has a strong vision to create timeless and beautiful design, based on an ethical business strategy,” says Henrik Marstrand, the chief executive and founder of Mater, the Danish design brand. Named for the Latin word for “mother,” the company signals a return to meaningful values of sustainable, eco-conscious and socially responsible design, Henrik says, and away from the self-conscious pursuit of “name” products that can confer a false sense of status. For its collections of lighting and furniture, Mater looks to both emerging talent and established designers as well as working methods that support local craft traditions, laborers and the environment. A member of the United Nations Global Compact, Mater has also been named Best Debut Design Brand by Wallpaper magazine.