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.
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.
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!
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!
- Joaquim - by Tacchini
- René - by Salvatori
- Cassie - by Ottan
- Astra - by Studio Raw Material
- Rubber Cyl - by Slash Objects
- April - by Nikari
- Tinct - by Justyna Poplawska
- Side Table 03 - by Charlotte Kidger
- Block - by Alusid
- Upcycled - by FÓLK
Head over to riivin for more sustainable interior design inspiration!