Ocean OC2 Collection

A circular collaboration with Carlsberg

Presenting the new Ocean OC2 Collection, a 1955 outdoor series designed by the recognized Danish design couple Joergen & Nanna Ditzel, reimagined by Mater in Carlsberg's used plastic beer kegs.

 

It all began with fishing nets

OC2 refers to the Ocean Collection originally made from upcycled fishing nets, which has now been made in collaboration with Carlsberg from their used beer kegs, empathizing Maters 2nd circular edition.

 The Ocean OC2 Collection is Mater's newest reinterpretation of the Ocean Collection, with slats made from plastic beer kegs, from one of the leading breweries in the world, Danish Carlsberg. When the beer kegs are emptied after use, they get deflated, granulated and cast into the characteristic green coloured slats of the Ocean OC2 Collection. 


Joergen & Nanna Ditzel 

Nanna og Joergen Ditzel were born in 1923 and 1921. They met each other at the Danish School of Arts and Crafts in Copenhagen, where they both studied.

In 1946 they established their own design studio. The period from 1946 to 1961 was very productive for the young couple. After Joergens death in 1961 Nanna continued their joint project alone. Many new things were designed the following years, until her death in 2005.

In our search for a design that could fit this pioneering sustainable production method, we partnered with Dennie Ditzel, manager of the design legacy after the late Joergen and Nanna Ditzel. Together we screened the archives for designs that could be ideal for this new material and production method of using fishnets and other ocean plastic waste, resulting in an outdoor collection we named “Ocean” and now "OC2".

 Joergen & Nanna Ditzel