A Refreshing & Earthy Take on a Classic

Monday, July 06, 2009 / Posted by PageOne /

I like the concept here... nice straight lines, but unfortunately, pretty expensive (at $550 a pop). You'd think that a bunch of skaters would have offered it up for less, if possible. When a generic (albeit crappy) Adirondack chair goes for around $100, it's a battle between your conscience and your wallet. With that price discrepancy, I'd have to go with my guilt-ridden wallet.

from DWR:
A new take on a classic form, Loll’s Adirondack Collection (2008) has a familiar look – but a uniquely modern green story. Greg Benson and Jeff Taly of Loll Designs have taken the time-tested shape of the Adirondack Chair and made it out of 100% recycled polyethylene. They estimate that eight recycled milk jugs go into each pound of a Loll Adirondack Chair, which is also 100% recyclable. But this material goes beyond the eco-conscious. Its durability is proven: Before creating outdoor furnishings, the team at Loll used the same material to create skateboard parks. They began up-cycling this material into other objects, and the Adirondack Collection was born. This material is fade-resistant, waterproof and maintenance free. It is Loll’s philosophy that “using green products should not mean you have to sacrifice anything; it should be better in every way than its non-eco-friendly counterpart.” Made in U.S.A.

Check out more from Loll Designs including their 405 Chaise.

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