Additional reporting by Cheryl Lai-Lim.
“These brands are using materials at the end of their life cycle, or materials that can be recovered or disposed of properly. The idea is to prolong the product’s entire life cycle to reduce waste,” says Isabella Lim, senior marketing executive at Space Furniture.
When shopping for sustainably produced collections, it’s important to check that your purchase has a recyclable logo and that it comes from a reputable manufacturer. “When you’re talking to your furniture store salesperson, find out where the sustainable piece was made,” says Lim Choon Hong, managing director of Xtra. “It also doesn’t hurt to do some research on the brand you are considering, so you can ascertain whether or not sustainability is one of their brand values.”
Take a green approach when dressing your home with these eco-friendly selections that’ll make a stylish and sustainable impact in your space.
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1. Andreu World Nuez Lounge Bio chair by Patricia Urquiola
Designed for contemporary design furniture company Andreu World, Spanish architect Patricia Urquiola has created a lounge chair that's manufactured from a thermopolymer generated by living microorganisms. The verasatile three-dimensional shell is able to be folded like a sheet of paper, while the entire chair—from the shell to the foam and fabric—can be easily separated at the end of its life cycle for recycling.
The chairs can be upholstered in a stylish new collection of textiles made from recycled polyester (PET) using water bottles and plastic packaging.
Available from Xtra
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