An inviting expanse of comfortably curved slats characterizes Mater’s newly sustainable take on an outdoor classic. With Ocean Bench, Jørgen and Nanna Ditzel’s 1955 bench is reissued in plastic waste from the seas (both fishing nets and hard plastic) that equals more than 7 pounds of detritus. Durably conceived for both private and public use, the steel-tube frame with supportive armrests comes finished in gunmetal.
11.8" h x 31" w x 27.5" d (30x79x70cm)
Steel frame, gunmetal, recycled hard 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.