The HYDRO Chair will be launched by Tom Dixon Studio this week. The chair is the result of close collaboration between British designer Tom Dixon and the Norwegian energy and aluminium company Hydro.

The new and innovative chair will be unveiled during Tom Dixon Studio’s ‘24 hours in Milan’ digital event Tuesday, April 13. Made of recyclable aluminium, the HYDRO Chair is designed for longevity, multi-use and importantly, easy recycling; designed in 100% aluminium and with few components, it is easy to take apart when sometime in the future it will reach the end of its life as a chair.

Tom Dixon is known for his love of metals and chose aluminium due to its suitable qualities for a light and robust chair designed with sustainability in mind.

“I have always been obsessed with materials and aluminium in particular. It’s a metal I find incredibly interesting with its endless opportunities in terms of shapes and surface qualities. Being able to work with the top aluminium and material experts in the industry was an opportunity I couldn’t refuse,” says Tom Dixon, Founder and Creative Director of Tom Dixon Studio.

Aluminium is one of the few materials that can be recycled endlessly without losing its properties and is therefore an ideal material for a circular economy, getting more for less.

“The future needs circular materials and we need to design products that live longer, can be recycled or reused. Understanding material properties and manufacturing processes will help create more sustainable products designed with recycling or reuse in mind, and that is why we believe it is important for designers and manufacturers to collaborate,” says Hilde Kallevig, Head of Brand and Marketing in Hydro.

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