Vale is sustainable collection of chairs and stools defined by a pressed PET felt shell made from recycled plastic bottles.

Waste Not, Want Not

In a world facing myriad environmental challenges, it’s more important than ever to design thoughtful furniture that uses recycled and recyclable materials and can be easily disassembled for recycling at the end of its usable life.

This was the driving force behind the design of Vale, a collection of chairs and stools with a pressed felt shell made from recycled PET plastic bottles. The plastic bottles are broken down and spun into a non-woven felt that is pressed under heat and pressure to create the seating elements of the collection.

Our Role

LAYER conducted in-depth materials research to find an innovative material that would drive sustainability and recyclability. We then worked with KFI Studios on design for manufacture and to bring the product to market.