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sustainable roundups: 10 side tables for people and the planet

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Side tables are versatile pieces of furniture that find a place in many spaces, from living room to bedroom. Materials vary from wood to stone, and for this roundup we’ll focus on either sustainably-sourced materials or waste-based ones.

So let’s round up 10 interesting examples taken from riivin, the sustainable interior design platform I curate.

sustainably sourced

Natural materials are not automatically a sustainable choice. What makes the biggest difference is how they’re sourced. Does sourcing respect the balance of the ecosystem? Only in this case the material will be in line with long-term sustainability.

Product selection:

Solid wood table styled in a Nordic living room.
Credit: Nikari

precious offcuts

Stone is a precious natural material whose extraction often requires an intensive process. In most cases, working with stone creates offcuts that – despite having smaller and weird shapes – shouldn’t be discarded. In fact, these bits and pieces can become beautiful objects with just a bit of creativity!

Product selection:

Marble offcuts side table in a restaurant.
Credit: Salvatori
Marble offcuts side tables styled on a white drapy background.
Credit: Tacchini
White marble offcuts side table styled on rocks.
Credit: Studio Raw Material

waste-based materials

Waste-based materials are one interesting and prolific field in sustainable design. In short, the idea is to find innovative ways to make sense of what has been considered useless so far. Examples go from glass shards, discarded textiles, and rubber to fruit and vegetable peels!

Product selection:

Upcycled textiles side table in a minimal living room.
Credit: FÓLK
Close-up of the top of an upcycled glass side table.
Credit: Alusid
Organic waste side table styled with plants.
Credit: Ottan
Recycled rubber side table styled on a white background.
Credit: Slash Objects
Recycled plastic side table.
Credit: Charlotte Kidger
Recycled glass side table.
Credit: Justyna Poplawska

roundup

Sustainable side tables roundup.
  1. Joaquim - by Tacchini
  2. René - by Salvatori
  3. Cassie - by Ottan
  4. Astra - by Studio Raw Material
  5. Rubber Cyl - by Slash Objects
  6. April - by Nikari
  7. Tinct - by Justyna Poplawska
  8. Side Table 03 - by Charlotte Kidger
  9. Block - by Alusid
  10. Upcycled - by FÓLK

Head over to riivin for more sustainable interior design inspiration!

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