Nendo designs N02 Recycle chair from household plastic waste for Fritz Hansen

Japanese studio Nendo has created a collection of stackable chairs from recycled household plastics, which take design cues from a folded sheet of paper. Designed for Danish furniture brand Republic of Fritz Hansen, the shell of the N02 Recycle chair is made from recycled polypropylene. The chair is Fritz Hansen’s first move towards creating a […]

Flokk designs its most sustainable chair to date from recycled materials

Dezeen promotion: Furniture manufacturer Flokk, owner of the Swedish brand RH, has released its most sustainable task chair to date – the RH New Logic, which has been made from recycled aluminium, plastic and steel. Designed in collaboration with Norwegian designers Jonas Stokke and Øystein Austad, the RH New Logic chair is an updated version […]

Chloe Baines makes fashion collection from tents left behind at festivals

London College of Fashion graduate Chloe Baines has designed a collection of clothing and jewellery from the upcycled tents and metal pegs left after music festivals. The collection, called In Tents: The After Party, was designed in collaboration with Central Saint Martins graduate Belle Smith, who made matching earrings and rings from the tent pegs. […]

Miniwiz creates pop-up store where rubbish is exchanged for recycled products

Shoppers can only get recycled products from Miniwiz’s Exchange pop-up store in Sardinia if they bring in plastic to be repurposed, as the shop doesn’t accept money. Located in Porto Cervo, Sardinia, the pop-up sells items made in-store from donated materials, including plastic water bottles, take-away coffee cups, and shopping bags. Shoppers get credit for new […]

Olympic committee unveils 2020 medals made from recycled smartphones

Reflective, ribbon-like rings form a border around the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic medals by Junichi Kawanishi, which are made from old electronic devices donated by the public. With one year to go until the 2020 Olympics begin, the organising committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games has unveiled the designs for the winning athletes’ […]

Basse Stittgen gives discarded eggs new life as bioplastic tableware

German designer Basse Stittgen aims to address the issue of global food waste and overconsumption with a series of tableware objects made solely from out-of-date eggs. As part of his project, called How Do You Like Your Eggs?, Stittgen aims to explore the “extraordinary materiality” of commonplace items, such as waste food. As a result, function […]

Bethan Gray creates pearlescent furniture from discarded seashells and waste feathers

British designer Bethan Gray has teamed up with natural surface specialist Nature Squared to create a collection of iridescent furniture clad in leftover materials from the seafood and farming industries. On show at Spazio Rossana Orlandi during this year’s Milan design week, the Exploring Eden furniture collection comprises a shelving unit, lounge chairs, stools and […]

Lendager Group uses recycled materials to build 20 townhouses in Copenhagen

Recycled concrete, repurposed double-glazing and discarded flooring boards were all used in the construction of Upcycle Studios, a Copenhagen housing development designed by Lendager Group. Danish architecture studio Lendager Group built the series of 20 new townhouses in the Ørestad district of Denmark’s capital city. All of the wood was sourced from Danish manufacture Dinesen, which would […]

Note Design Studio champions closed-loop sustainability with Formations installation

Note Design Studio has installed geometric totem poles inside a historic Milanese building to showcase the potential of Tarkett’s IQ Surface, a new material that can be continuously recycled. Located in Circolo Filologico for the duration of Milan design week, Formations is an exhibition of the latest product from vinyl flooring manufacturer Tarkett. IQ Surface is […]

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