Building on our roots in furniture reimagined from reclaimed materials, we’re now re-envisioning the design, use and business of furniture altogether.
‘How Business Leaders Drive Change’ panel with (clockwise from top left) Danielle Jezienicki, Jennifer Gootman, Suzanne Vetillart, and Tensie Whelan....
A Business of Home article recently caught our eye! It explores the emergence of the term ‘circularity’ in the home industry, recognizing it as “one of the most challenging and potentially impactful” directions in the field.
Coming soon: Circular Design Glossary
mebl | Transforming Furniture and the Sustainable Furnishings Council, in collaboration with SOMA_studiomilano, are creating a Circular Design Glossary that aims to improve understanding of the circular economy and design, with a particular focus on furniture and furnishings.
We’re striving for clear definitions of key concepts, combined with an illustration of each.
We’re elevating a diverse community of artisans, from across the U.S. and the globe, who love to re-imagine reclaimed materials into original, high-quality furniture.
"The magic of taking something old and reimagining it as something else creates a product with a soul. Just as a designer's passion makes something very very personal, using love to reinvent furniture." -- Wanted Design
What They're Saying
“If there is one (social media) account that represents what I have always been looking for -- it’s you! – I am in love with your creativity!"
"I just wanted to emphatically thank you again for being such great partners in bringing ReDesign Day — as part of ReFashion Week — to (virtual) life this year! We were all so impressed with your programming and loved getting to delve deeper into the world of furniture."
"I adore how your pieces have narratives and that you highlight innovative work of manufacturers across the globe... thank you for featuring such incredible works!"
Furniture featured, top to bottom: 1) Tiger Table Stranger Furniture & Barrique Chairs Magnus Mewes, originally wine casks from California & Germany. 2) Upcycled Cabinet Rupert Blanchard & Kouri Table Hamed Ouattara, originally signs & plywood concrete forms from England, along with oil barrels from Burkina Faso. 3) Glow Chairs Kim Markel, originally defective eyeglasses from Circleville, NY. 4) Kasintahan Love Seat Benji Reyes, originally bridges & barges in The Philippines. 5) Kool-Aid Table Milwaukee Modern & Pele Chairs From The Source, originally floorboards & yardsticks from Wisconsin, along with oil barrels from Indonesia. 6) Chestnut St Console Iannone Design, originally Chestnut barn beams from New Jersey. 7) ReWreck Sideboard Iannone Design and Weldhouse, originally junkyard autos from Arizona. 8) Cahaya Chairs Zenporium, originally boatwood from South Asia. 9) Watt Watt Cabinet Hamed Ouattara, originally oil barrels from Burkina Faso, West Africa.