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sustainable roundups: 10 waste-based interior pieces for people and the planet

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A sustainable approach to design takes materials into close consideration: which materials are used and how is key to achieving truly responsible designs. Worth mentioning is the creative use of waste. In fact, waste is a mental concept, a categorization for materials that don’t have a use…yet. Moving beyond this mental limitation and embracing a circular design perspective, every single material can potentially have an application, we just have to unveil it.

In this episode of Sustainable Roundups, we’ll discover 10 sustainable interior pieces that are made out of so-called waste. Including a mix of furniture, light fixtures, textiles and accessories, the selection features materials ranging from organic waste and leather offcuts to discarded objects, and more…

All pieces are sourced from riivin, the fully independent sustainable interior design platform I curate.

Note: this selection is completely unsponsored and so is all the content you’ll find on riivin. The platform is proudly independent and lives thanks to the members’ area riivin+, which provides additional and exclusive resources to design more sustainable spaces.

Sustainable interior design roundups: waste-based. A selection of 10 sustainable interior pieces made with waste materials.


Obscure is a pendant lamp made with organic waste. Named…

read more: Obscure by Biohm


Beam is a handmade bench with solid wood base and recycled leather upholstery…

read more: Beam by Elvis & Kresse


Candlestickstacks is a candle holder made of marble offcuts…

read more: Candlestickstacks by Marble Partners


Sintra is a handcrafted rug made of recycled cotton…

read more: Sintra by Saudade


Hands of Time is a wall clock that repurposes waste while…

read more: Hands of Time by Wisse Trooste


Seduta Esaurita is a vintage chair that’s been reupholstered by hand with leftover…

read more: Seduta Esaurita by Renaissance Rehab


Lo Blox is a cube seat/side table made with mycelium. The composite is grown starting from the byproducts…

read more: Lo Blox by Myceen


Mantiqueira is a collection of vases made of recycled cardboard…

read more: Mantiqueira by Tacchini


Rubber is a placemat made upcycling rubber waste…

read more: Rubber by Slash Objects


Navy is a chair made entirely out of recycled aluminium…

read more: Navy by Emeco

If you’re interested in sustainable options for interiors, you’ll find hundreds of independently-selected products on riivin, as well as other resources such as second-hand marketplaces, rental options, and more…

Cover: Elvis & Kresse

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