After intensive testing, Vitra is launching its first chair made of locally recycled materials. The Swiss furniture manufacturer has succeeded in creating a product made of upcycled household waste and based on the principle of a circular economy. The plastic comes from municipal waste disposal plants in Germany. After metals and other composites have been separated out, the plastic is shredded, cleaned and turned into high-grade reusable granules. The Tip Ton chair by Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby is the first product to be made out of this new material. The recycling variant goes by the name of Tip Ton RE.