The chair’s shape subtly echoes the familiar majestic form of the whale’s tail. The seat back is made from 67 recycled PET bottles, fished out of the Amsterdam canals by Plastic Whale.

Not just the seat back, the cast iron base of the chair is also made from recycled materials, namely pressed steel waste from our own factory.

Our steel waste is pressed into blocks and then transported to Gieterij Rademakers, a foundry near to our factory. Rademakers processes our residual material in an automated process into high-quality cast iron components for our chair.

The Whale Tail Chair is available in two versions:  a chair with cast iron base and wooden legs and a chair with steel wireframe base.

Our Whale Tail Chair is part of the Plastic Whale by Vepa collection including the Whale Boardroom Table, the Barnacle lamps and the Whale Panels.


  • Made from 67 recycled PET bottles
  • Felt consists for 100% of recycled PET bottles
  • Fabric is ecologically produced in the Netherlands and reused after end-of-life
  • Felt is REACH and RoHS compliant
  • Height: 790 mm, width: 763 mm and depth: 547 mm
  • Designed by LAMA concept


  • Cast iron base made from steel waste from Vepa’s factory, melted down locally
  • Oeko-Tex certified PET-felt (4 mm) for seat back
  • Beech wood for wooden legs, available as responsible certified FSC®-wood
  • Wireframe base is made from steel
  • Seat shell is made from plywood with oak veneer top layer (available as responsible certified FSC®-wood)
  • Name tags on the side are pressed PET bottle caps
  • Fabric according to EU Eco Label restrictions
  • Wooden legs in white varnish or stained black
  • Wireframe base colours according to Vepa colour charts ‘Epoxy and lacquer’
  • Cushioning: colours according to colour chart UNIFORM MÈLANGE of Kvadrat

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