Design Within Reach is now selling the new 111 Navy Chair model from Emeco, which are made entirely of recycled plastic bottles and are a more affordable version of their classic aluminum chairs. Fun idea, but I’m curious about how much they weigh – do they feel like cheap plastic lawn chairs or sturdy pieces of furniture?

Update 5/19: I was able to check these out in person today and I was very surprised by how heavy they were (17 pounds each!). Visually the only nitpick I have is that they left the small seam on the chair where the mold was split, but I suppose that fits in with its recycled plastic theme.