RR201 is a versatile stool made from expanded polystyrene waste from El Celler de Can Roca (World’s Best Restaurant, 2013 & 2015), a product of Roca Recicla, the restaurant’s zero waste platform.
Each stool is made from exactly one day’s worth of waste from the restaurant (6 polystyrene transportation boxes) and is produced by way of a pioneering low-energy process engineered by the designer. This begins with cleaning the expanded polystyrene boxes, which are then shredded into raw material and compacted down in a mould using injected steam. After an eco-friendly coating, the result is a highly durable, lightweight stool that weighs less than 2 kg. Although produced by mould, each stool varies in surface texture, meaning that no two are exactly the same.
RR201 was awarded the IED Madrid Design Award for Best Eco Design (2018) and has been exhibited in various locations around the world, including its debut at the Rossana Orlandi Gallery during Milan Design Week in 2018.