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. 

Dark blue pendant recycled pendant light from rechic - granddesigns

Image: Rechic

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 

Vasco recycled bathroom radiator - granddesignsmagazine.com

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 

Vasco recycled bathroom radiator - granddesignsmagazine.com

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 

cosentino dekton trilium slim cladding panels made from 80% recycled materials

Image: Cosentino

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 

lind dna bar stool and sideboard made from recycled leather

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 

Jennifer Manner /re/purpose plastic recycled rugs - granddesignsmagazine.com

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 

Parkside sequel recycled tiles from glass and ceramics - granddesignsmagazine.com

Image: Parkside 

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. 

 

Inspired to find more recycled materials to use in your home? Let us know by tweeting us @granddesigns or posting a comment on our Facebook page. 

 

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