Ten L-shaped pieces are all you need to quickly snap together a chair, bench or table with the 10 Unit Seating System by Finnish furniture company Artek and architect Shigeru Ban. Simple, elegant and environmentally friendly, the 10 Unit Seating System is made from non-toxic, sustainable and recyclable wood-plastic composite.

The seating system was displayed as a long sculptural bench consisting of 25 sets on the deck of The Standard in New York City for the ‘One Chair is Enough’ exhibition during Milan Design Week 09.  Available in black and white, 10 Unit Seating System creates minimalist, graphic arrangements. The ProFi composite material is durable and long-lasting, made from surplus materials left over from the production of self-adhesive label stock.

Shigeru Ban is known for marrying his minimalist aesthetic with a dedication to sustainability. The architect makes use of unexpected materials for unlikely-seeming applications, like creating bridges, pavilions and churches from cardboard tubes. Ban has demonstrated that cardboard’s low cost, structural integrity and wide availability makes it an ideal material for emergency shelters.