The RE-SEA ME stool is created after the search for sustainable materials out of the sea. Studio Nienke Hoogvliet discovered that fish skins are a waste product of the fishing industry, while you can also make them into beautiful leather. The first prototype was created in 2015 and is part of the permanent collection of the Centraal Museum. Recently, they teamed up with Objects With Narratives and have developed the stool further.
The stool is made with naturally tanned salmon leather from Searious Fish. The skins used are a waste product from supermarket fish and otherwise would have been incinerated. Since fish have a different type of connective tissue compared to mammals, the leather of their skin is relatively stronger than regular leather. A precious quality, that this stool highlights.
The stool is designed with a system that allows the leather to be easily tensioned again or to replace a fishskin, with the aim to optimize the durability.
Made in an edition of 10 objects. Available from stock.
Made in Holland
Materials stainless steel + sustainable salmon leather
Sizes height 42 cm – width 35 cm – depth 20 cm