Street Lab expanding use of sustainable materials in our designs
Street Lab is working to introduce new materials into our fabrication pipeline that are better for the environment. This month, working closely with our partner Jaywalk Studio and with support from NYC Small Business Services, we’re rolling out a new version of our One Big Bench that relies exclusively on sustainably sourced wood and 100% recycled plastic.
Most Street Lab designs are already made completely of wood—a hallmark of our approach—but there are a few situations where plastic allows us to create solutions that are significantly more durable or more accessible. For example, the curved back of the shell chairs in One Big Bench are weather-proof and are shaped specifically to accommodate seniors at our pop-ups. And we now have an option for making these out of 100% recycled plastic.