This collection of recycled products is made from a spectrum of materials, from paper to metal and stone, for a more sustainable way to furnish your home.
The environment is a directing force in modern design, and for those worried about the effect their choices have ecologically, seeking out sustainable materials is a must.
While eco-friendly building materials are one thing, what we furnish our homes with can easily be equally as environmentally thoughtful. We've curated 6 products - each made from a different recyclable material - to inspire the choices you make for your home.
Recycled paper: Crea-Re
This sustainable brand specialises in light fittings made from recycled newspapers via paper maché. However, rather than the naive craft-sy aesthetic you might expect for such a medium, Maria Fiter's work is striking and sculptural. The Pluto pendant light fitting above is stocked by ReChic.
Recyled metal: Recycled aluminium radiators
Image: Oni radiator, Vasco
The aluminium used in Vasco's design radiators is 100% recycled, and any extra elements required are also made from aluminim, ensuring that the product can be fully recycled at the end of its life.
Recyled wood: Joined + Jointed Patch parquetry
Image: Joined + Jointed
When Joined + Jointed founder Samuel Chan saw one of his colleagues throwing out a pile of wood offcuts, he rescued them and gave them new life as Patch parquetry side tables. Each design is unique, and each a labour of love to construct.
Recycled stone: Dekton Trillium
Dekton's Trillium range of surfaces are made from as much as 80% recycled materials, sourced from waste and offcuts from producing from Cosentino's Quartz manufacturing processes. Pictured here in its Slim format, it makes for a characterful cladding and veneers for cabinetry, but the thicker surface can also be used for durable work surfaces.
Recyled leather: Lind DNA
Image: Lind DNA
While it may be a contraversial material choice to source as a raw product, Lind DNA's range of furniture and accessories is all crafted from recycled leather.
Recyled plastic: Jennifer Manners rugs
Image: Jennifer Manners
Jennifer Manner's re/PURPOSE/ rug collection is created from yarn made from 100% recycled bottles. A standard 2 by 3 metre rugs uses 4,000 bottles that would otherwise end of in landfill, and the created fibre is suprisingly soft and wool-like.
Recyled glass and ceramics: Parkside Sequel tiles
Sequel is a tile collection made from 98% recycled materials from Parkside- combining glass and porcelain waste in a handmade tile which has a low impact on the environment.
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