Interior design is serious business, and the trends never stay the same. One of the most sustainable innovations in the world of interior designing is the incorporation of plastic. Be it flooring, panels or furniture, plastic is proving to be the designer’s favorite material. Considering the quality plastic that we used to get earlier, plastic has come a long way. The advanced techno polymers of the present day are far superior to the colorful, glossy plastics from the past. The considerable improvement in the material and the overall look has made plastic surface has a mainstream choice in the interior design industry.
The versatility of plastic
When it comes to building materials, there are countless uses of plastic. Since it’s mouldable, plastic can be manufactured into various sizes, shapes and even strengths. Being water and electricity proof, plastic proves to be a favorite choice for homes with children and pets. Since it is lightweight as compared to other materials, plastic is being vastly used for paneling, flooring and furniture. Plastic chairs and plastic tables can be moulded to any design you want. For example, the Spine Care Chair is ergonomically crafted to provide support to the back of the person sitting on it. It’s easier to do that given the mouldable quality of the material. At the same time, the chairs are bright and colorful, which adds to the look and feel of a room. Not to mention, the chair weighs just about 3.14 kilograms, which makes it easier to move around the furniture whenever one feels like redecorating the room.
Plastic wall panels
Plastic wall panels are quite popular these days in the market. They are more durable than any other material. The best part about plastic wall panels is that are quite low maintenance. All you need is a damp sponge cloth to clean them up. Not to mention, there’s a lot more scope for a designer with plastic wall panels as far as color combinations are concerned. It’s also to be noted that unlike wallpapers, plastic wall panels are flame resistant.
It’s true that designers have a lot of options when it comes to flooring but when it comes to being creative and cost-savvy, plastic flooring is the answer. Plastic gives you the option to be stylish in unconventional means. The best thing about such flooring is that you can make it look like any material you want. You can go for a wooden look, a rustic stone one, or a melange of colorful tiles. The only limit with plastic flooring is one’s imagination, and designers love that. You can buy plastic flooring in tiles, sheets. They can me moulded or imprinted. The cushioned types of plastic flooring have become hugely popular lately owing to its comfortable texture.
One of the prime reasons why designers love using plastic furniture is the range of colors. It’s very easy to experiment with such a vast color palette. Price is also a major factor but that’s not the only reason why plastic furniture is gaining popularity in the interior design industry. The fact the plastic furniture is extremely durable almost unbreakable, makes them a very popular choice. The restaurant industry is one of the top buyers of plastic tables and plastic chairs because they’re economic and good to look at. It is the same with homeowners as well. A set of 6 Italica plastic armchairs can be bought in unbelievably reasonable price as compared to other materials. These beautiful chairs (Italica Arm Chair series 2019) with a seat height of 16 centimeters have a capacity to carry 100 kilograms, and yet they weigh just 2.40 kg.
Be it home or office, one of the most popular choices of material for making cabinets and other items is PVC. A chief reason why more and more modern kitchens are using PVC board is because of their ability to deal with moisture and heat. Also, PVC gives the designer ample room to experiment. The flexibility allows for various kinds of shapes, which is restricted with plywood. PVC doesn’t need to be polished before installation, which is not the case with plywood. PVC is lightweight, which considerably reduces the cost of transport. Being homogeneous, the density is equal in all parts of the board.
Plastic and the environment
Today’s builders and designers are aware of the environmental hazards.. Considering that, it is only natural and wise to use more and more plastic furniture. Right from wall panels, flooring, cabinets to furniture, thousands of products can be produced with an Eco-friendly alternative. Not only that, but these products can be recycled to minimize waste as much as possible.
So you live with kids, and you constantly worry about the condition in which you will see your furniture when you come home. We understand your problem. Kids will be kids, and there’s nothing you can do about it. What you can do is choose your furniture wisely so that your kids and your furniture can co-exist peacefully. So what’s the right choice furniture considering a house or a school full of children? It’s plastic. Let’s understand how.
Your kids can’t damage plastic furniture
Good quality moulded plastic furniture is not easily breakable. It’s lightweight and flexible. No matter how mischievous your kids are, they can’t do much harm to the plastic furniture. There are also less chances of putting scratches on the surface of the furniture as compared to other materials.
It’s easier to keep it clean
Kids can be messy. They will be out all day in the mud and dirt, and come back home to mess up the furniture. Fortunately, it takes a lot of effort to get a considerable amount of dirt accumulated in plastic furniture surfaces. Even if there’s dirt on the plastic furniture, it’s very easy to clean it up. All it takes is a wipe with a wet cloth. Also, your child might like to paint a masterpiece on the furniture. If that is the case, only plastic furniture can keep encouraging your children to be the next Picasso.
It’s safer with children
Children are restless. They’re always running around the house. Sometimes, they don’t see what’s around them. With heavy furniture lying around, chances of them getting hurt are high. A plastic chair or a plastic table is light. It won’t have the same impact as a wooden one. At the same time the chances of damage to the furniture is also less with plastic. Iron furniture is prone to rusting. In case your child gets hurt on a rusty piece of furniture, things can get serious. Plastic doesn’t come with such hassles.
It’s fun, it’s healthy
An amazing quality of plastic furnitureis that it is versatile in nature. You can brighten up any room with a colorful collection of plastic furniture. That kind of an environment is very important for the development of a child’s mind. It keeps them happy, inquisitive, creative and always eager to learn. There’s a reason why kindergarten schools are always colorful.
They’re good for the back
Look carefully at the chair that your kid sits on and studies. Not only at home, but also in schools, a bad chair can cause attention deficit in your child. Chairs should be scientifically designed to support the vertebral column. As one of the leading moulded plastic furniture makers in India, Italica makes the plastic spine care chairs that are a must have for your child.
With the rising hazards of climate change, we have a huge responsibility of making wise choices in our daily lives. Around 6 billion trees are cut down worldwide to cater to our various needs. 10% of them are for furniture.Not only do we have to decrease the use of air conditioners, use water more conservatively and choose public transport over private, we must also change the way we look at furniture. Gone are the days of big, heavy furniture that would cost a bomb and require huge efforts to move around. And all this for what? Cutting down trees and making our planet uninhabitable? It’s time to switch to a more economic alternative that’s convenient for you as well as the environment you live in. Let’s talk about plastic furniture.
Wooden furniture requires trees to be cut down in huge amounts and hardly any compensating afforestation is done. This comes across as a major blow to the ecological balance, and at this point, the devastating effects are right around the corner. Plastic furniture, on the other hand, does not require any trees to be cut. Therefore, it is an environment friendly choice that you can make.
Another important aspect of using plastic chairs and tables is that they don’t break easily. This lets you use your product for years without any issues. It also lets you smartly recycle your furniture. After years of use, if your plastic table becomes nugatory, it can easily be recycled to make a pen or a lunch box or a straw or a carry bag and several other items that could offer a completely different utility for years to come. The best part is that this cycle can repeat endlessly. However, it is also important to recognize that plastic should not be dumped carelessly and rather collected and recycled sensibly. So it’s really the plastic that is dumped carelessly around our planet, that is becoming a curse for our environment. If the same plastic is recycled properly it could very well turn into a boon and save us from exploiting our natural resources in so many ways. In fact, you may even sell your old plastic furniture to scrap vendors, who in turn will sell the material to the scrap industry. The recycled plastic furniture industry is a booming one at the moment.
Therefore, there is a growing demand for your used plastic chairs and tables in this industry. This makes sure that unwanted plastic is not thrown away but used up for making more useful items. It’s one of the best measures that we can take to keep climate change under control. In fact, designers are now preferring to work with recycled plastic not only out of concern for the environment but as an aesthetic choice too.
“Working with recycled plastic offers unlimited design opportunities, because of the variety of polymer compounds and processing techniques that can be used,” Bob Vos and Alessandro Ladarola, founders of sustainable design brand Polimeer were quoted saying in an interview to Dezeen.
So here’s the deal – plastic furniture is the safest choice considering each and every aspect. It’s time we made an informed decision.
The millennial mind thinks differently than the baby boomer. Hustling their way into the harsh socio-economic times, the millennial’s have learnt to appreciate minimalism, cost-effectiveness, durability, and Eco-friendliness. This is why the generation speaks against single-use plastic but is pro plastic furniture. Plastic furniture is getting more and more popular with the younger generation. Let’s find out why.
It shouldn’t burn a hole in the pocket
Furniture buying is an expensive affair. Fresh graduates, who have just moved out of their hometown, are not in a position to purchase expensive furniture. Plastic tables and chairs are a cost-effective alternative to wood or metal that serves the purpose without digging a hole in the pocket of the millennial’s who are often identified as the urban poor.
It should be easy to move around
When millennial’s finally find a pad to call their own, they can’t get enough of arranging and rearranging it in their own way. This means the coffee table that was there by the window on Monday will be in front of the TV by Wednesday and by the weekend, it’s going to be somewhere else. Lightweight furniture helps them carry on with their interiors experiment easily.
Who has time for Maintenance?
The millennial’s, by nature, are a low-maintenance generation. A generation who are happy to have a Maggi dinner night after night cannot be expected to put in an extra effort to maintain their furniture. Plastic chairs and tables are as low-maintenance as their owners. It takes a long time for the dust to substantially accumulate on plastic furniture, and when it does, it’s ridiculously easy to wipe it off.
It should be pet-friendly
There are two things that you’re most likely to find at a single millennial’s place – fairy lights and a grumpy cat. While the young millennial’s adore their pets, they have learnt it the hard way that their pets have little regard for their furniture. However, there’s not much damage that is brought upon plastic furniture by these clawing devils. They can’t leave scratch marks on them, they can’t break them, and even if leave fur on the furniture, it can be easily cleaned.
Partying it Out
Having slogged the entire week, the millennial’s like to party hard. If you have followed the latest trends among young professionals of India, you’d know that they like to bring the party home rather than hitting the pub. With house parties being the latest fad in the millennial world, plastic furniture emerges as a lifesaver for the hosts. With zero worries about drinks or food getting spilled.
For the Environment
The millennial’s are more aware of the environment than any generation has ever been. At a time when the air at home is unworthy of breathing unless it’s filtered through a purifier, using Eco-friendly furniture is a natural thing to do. One of the major reasons of ecological imbalance is the rapid depletion of forests. The need for wood for the furniture industry is a primary cause of deforestation. Making plastic furniture doesn’t require chopping down of trees and thus, millennial’s do their bit for the cause by going with Eco-friendly Furniture