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Circular by Design

Exploring the circular economy: reuse of waste as a way to keep materials in use and bring the legacy of the linear system full circle.

Model No. Turns Food Waste + Reclaimed Wood Into Home Furnishings

Model No. Turns Food Waste + Reclaimed Wood Into Home Furnishings

Model No. makes bespoke furniture with short-lead times out of food waste and reclaimed wood by using the latest 3D-printing technology.

Vestre Turns

Vestre Turns "Ownerless" Ocean Plastics into Public Benches

Vestre created the world’s 1st bench made out of ownerless and recycled ocean plastics.

Yinka Ilori Turns Discarded Chairs into Sculptural Pieces With a Story

Yinka Ilori Turns Discarded Chairs into Sculptural Pieces With a Story

Yinka Ilori draws on his British and Nigerian heritage to tell new stories by turning discarded chairs into sculptural pieces.

Supernovas Turns Waste Plastic into Furniture, Homewares and Stationery

Supernovas Turns Waste Plastic into Furniture, Homewares and Stationery

With motto 'transforming yesterday’s waste into tomorrow’s living,' the mission of circular design + lifestyle brand Supernovas is clear.

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.