Sineseat is a public seating system made of recycled plastic and aluminium. Designed by The VK&C Partnership, it was developed in conjunction with two local manufacturers, Dumfries Plastics Recycling and Design Alloys. Both companies use a high proportion of recycled matter in their products. DPR makes a product called Plaswood, made from reprocessed low-density polythene, which has a high resistance to water damage and is used to make boating jettys. Design Alloys also uses a high percentage of recycled material in its aluminium castings.
The VK&C Partnership was one of several design groups commissioned by British Polythene Industries to put forward proposals using Plaswood, with a view to opening up new potential markets for the product. The result is a flexible seating system designed for public spaces, parks and other recreational facilities. The design is flexible and extendable, using optional sculpted backs that can be positioned anywhere on either side of the bench. Unlike timber, it requires no secondary finishing and is straightforward to assemble. It can be ordered by the linear metre.