Broadway Malyan has come a long way since its early beginnings in 1958. Over the last 60 years, the business has grown from a small partnership to a global firm with a 500-strong staff of 43 nationalities, speaking around 50 languages.
To celebrate 60 years of creativity, diversity and collaboration, our staff competed in a global, sustainability-driven challenge to design and build the best recyclable plastic seat.
With just 2.5 hours to complete the challenge, colleagues across the world came together via live streaming as they brought their creations to life and toasted to the next 60 years.
The chairs were a triumph of creativity, featuring a range of colours and textures offered by the huge amount of plastic items we dispose of on a daily basis.
All seats had to include clear references to the local context, which resulted in unique solutions including Dragon horns made out of stacked yoghurt pots and plastic bottles filled with water from the River Thames.
Director David Whitehead helped scope the brief. He said: “Project Plastic has been a great way to celebrate creativity across our studios and bring our colleagues together. It made everyone reflect on the amount of plastic we use every day and find inventive ways to approach this modern day problem. I think it was a great way to celebrate Broadway Malyan’s achievements over the past 60 years while looking to the future and the challenges ahead.