We+ is a Japan-based studio that explores ways to utilize materials that might otherwise be discarded. Refoam is one of those explorations, where styrofoam is melted down and remade into stark and minimal furniture objects.
Styrofoam poses a major problem for recycling, as it isn’t traditionally recyclable, and ends up filling landfills and floating into our waterways and oceans. It continues to be used so prominently because its lightweight, cheap, and good at providing protection.
The Refoam furniture pieces are handmade, and minimal in form, with a black color that resemble hardened lava. Below is a video of the process for forming the furniture shapes.
We love the idea of creating useful items from material like styrofoam, which has been such a difficult one to recycle.