Plastic bottles take up to 1000 years to dissolve. During this process, they leak pollutants into our soil & water. Further, over 80% of plastic bottles never get recycled. These bottles end up sitting in landfills, increasing by 38 million plastic bottles per year. Plus, the recycling industry is overwhelmed and unable to keep up with our demand to recycle plastic. Yikes! Enter Via Seating’s Vooom™ chair. In our continual commitment to produce authentic sustainable, lasting & durable seating solutions, Via Seating debuts the Vooom series. Tackling plastic waste issues head on, every Vooom™ chair contains up to 60% of salvaged, shredded PET bottles. Instead of polluting our planet in a landfill, these salvaged bottles are strategically crafted into the form fleece shells of our safe, durable & lasting Vooom™ seating.
The form fleece shell of each Vooom™ chair follows this creation process:
• The nonwoven mat containing up to 60% of salvaged PET bottles are cut roughly to size and heated to 200°C
• This is placed into a mold and inserted into a high-pressure press where it is compressed and cold-cured to the consistent, final shapes
• This is perfected in a CNC-controlled cutting system and contoured into the final form fleece shell