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Plastic – The designer’s perfect pick

Plastic furniture design and manufacture has come a long way in recent years.

The technical advances made with the use of plastic in all areas of interior design mean that it’s a designer’s favourite material and a mainstream choice for all areas of interior design today.

So, we’d like to dispel a few myths around the use of plastic furniture and inspire you to consider the use of high quality, recyclable plastic furniture in your space.

Plastic furniture is stylish

Forget any preconceived notions of the flimsy, white garden chair in the back garden! That’s the nostalgia of the 80s talking. And if you’d like some proof, take a look at these stunning examples.

The Maya Collection is ultra-modern and beautifully sculpted using the latest generation of air moulding thermoplastic. Thermoplastic simply means a type of plastic which melts into a soft pliable material when heated, then becomes hard when cooled down.

Plastic furniture is comfortable

Because plastic is mouldable in this way it can be made into all kinds of shapes, sizes and strengths. Into any kind of design you wish. So, chairs can be crafted to provide support to the body. This Mila armchair is striking in design – contemporary, colourful and cool. But it’s also robust enough to provide support with backrest and arms.

Plastic furniture is versatile

And because plastic furniture is so comfortable, well-crafted and stylish, no longer is it relegated to the garden. This Air dining set is just at home in a kitchen, office space or dining area as it is outdoors. Pride of place in fact. Made from durable polypropylene, its weather proof and durable. But the use of this material also means it can withstand the wear and tear of a busy family home – stress resistant, robust and wipeable. Now, isn’t that handy?

Plastic furniture is low maintenance

Yes, it IS handy to be able to clean your indoor and outdoor furniture easily. Furniture made from other materials need regular maintenance to keep it looking good and lasting the test of time. Plastic furniture won’t peel, crack or stain. It’s hassle-free. We recommend that you use warm water and a mild detergent, and for stubborn marks, white vinegar and baking powder. Aren’t you wondering why you haven’t chosen plastic furniture for your kitchen before?!

Plastic furniture is recyclable

Designers and brands today are aware of the environmental effects of the materials used in their products. Plastic materials can have a better carbon footprint that other materials. It also uses less energy and leads to less carbon emissions than other materials. So it’s no wonder that we are seeing a surge in the use of environmentally friendly, long-lasing, sustainable and recyclable materials used in interior design.

For more plastic furniture inspiration go to Futanni where you’ll discover elegant, bold and contemporary designs which will surprise and delight you.

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