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2020 Year in Review: Circular by Design

2020 Year in Review: Circular by Design

We launched a new column in 2020 that explores the potential of waste as a valuable new raw material + now we're taking a look back.

Zoe Murphy Turns Unloved Furniture, Wood and Textiles into Vibrant Home Accessories

Zoe Murphy Turns Unloved Furniture, Wood and Textiles into Vibrant Home Accessories

Zoe Murphy champions ‘loving what belongs to you’ by printing onto recycled furniture using imagery inspired by her seaside hometown.

Circular&Co Turn Discarded Single-Use Coffee Cups into Reusable Ones

Circular&Co Turn Discarded Single-Use Coffee Cups into Reusable Ones

Circular Cup is the latest of innovative products that reuse waste + create value from materials that were destined for landfill.

Jacqueline de la Fuente Turns Waste Paper + Cardboard Into Sculptural Vases

Jacqueline de la Fuente Turns Waste Paper + Cardboard Into Sculptural Vases

Jacqueline de la Fuente makes sculptural vases from waste paper and cardboard after noticing the increase in waste her family generated.

Ella Doran Turns Waste Plastic into an Upholstered Chair With a Message

Ella Doran Turns Waste Plastic into an Upholstered Chair With a Message

We spoke with London-based designer Ella Doran about a circular economy and her latest project, the Clean Up Plastic Camo Chair.

Yair Neuman Turns Waste Eyewear Lenses Into Lighting Collection

Yair Neuman Turns Waste Eyewear Lenses Into Lighting Collection

Yair Neuman turns discarded lenses into polycarbonate sheet materials from which he creates a striking lighting collection — "Lens Light."

Studio Nienke Hoogvliet Turns Seaweed and Fish Skin into Rugs, Fabrics + Leather

Studio Nienke Hoogvliet Turns Seaweed and Fish Skin into Rugs, Fabrics + Leather

Studio Nienke Hoogvliet is a design studio in The Netherlands that turns seaweed and fish skin into rugs, fabrics and leather.

Studio Rope Turns Dust From Stone Processing Into Pottery Glazes

Studio Rope Turns Dust From Stone Processing Into Pottery Glazes

Studio Rope turns waste dust into a unique glaze that provides thermo-insulating and tactile properties to a porcelain coffee set.

StoneCycling Turns Industrial and Demolition Waste Into Bricks

StoneCycling Turns Industrial and Demolition Waste Into Bricks

We spoke with StoneCycling who developed a way of upcycling waste found in vacant buildings in The Netherlands awaiting demolition.

Daniel Svahn Turns Waste Furniture Into New Furniture

Daniel Svahn Turns Waste Furniture Into New Furniture

Daniel Svahn discusses a collection of contract furniture he made from furniture discarded by the same sector.

Sabai Turns Recycled Fibers + Bottles Into Affordable Sofas

Sabai Turns Recycled Fibers + Bottles Into Affordable Sofas

We spoke to the founders of Sabai Design, a modern sofa brand with good sustainability values.

Wendy Andreu Turns Selvedges Into Innovative New Material

Wendy Andreu Turns Selvedges Into Innovative New Material

A collaboration that creates an innovative material from waste selvedges – the edges of textile rolls that are usually discarded.

Susana Godinho Turns Offcuts + Cork into Rugs

Susana Godinho Turns Offcuts + Cork into Rugs

Susana Godinho combines highly sustainable cork with recycled and recovered fabrics from the fashion industries to create modern rugs.

Studio Woojai Turns Waste Paper Into Bricks and Furniture

Studio Woojai Turns Waste Paper Into Bricks and Furniture

We caught up with Studio Woojai about a project that repurposes waste paper into bricks and sculptural furniture.

Tino Seubert Turns Air Pollution into Art + Usable Products

Tino Seubert Turns Air Pollution into Art + Usable Products

For The Colour of Air, Tino Seubert turned air pollution into ink and dye, with which he made screen-printed artworks, pencils, & clothes.