Mush Lume Light

advancing bold systems change

The climate demands we all step up.

The furniture industry is at the heart of every home and office – and a segment of the economy with an outsize climate and environmental footprint.

We envision a furniture sector that is part of the solution – contributing to a resilient, thriving and just future.

how we work

how we work

Jan Hendzel Studio

We support changemakers across the furniture industry by:

• producing educational programming
• creating knowledge tools and content, and
• amplifying innovative ideas and action

to catapult principles and practices of sustainability and the circular economy to the forefront of the furniture ecosystem.

R E P U R P O S I N G D E M A T E R I A L I Z A T I O N D E M I S T I F Y I N G C I R C U L A R I T Y T R A C E A B I L I T Y B I O M A T E R I A L S R E D I S T R I B U T I O N

transitioning to a circular economy

transitioning to a circular economy

Transitioning stool parts Marie-Louise Hellgreen
Li AN LO reclaimed LI-AN-LO Studio

We believe in the circular economy as key to addressing the challenges of the climate crisis. The core principles are:

• eliminate waste and pollution;
• keep products and materials in use as long as possible;
and
• regenerate natural ecosystems.

A thriving circular economy also prioritizes social equity and the health & well-being of all.

R E M A N U F A C T U R I N G C A R B O N N E U T R A L D E M I S T I F Y I N G C I R C U L A R I T Y R E P A I R U P C Y C L E R E G E N E R A T I V E D E S I G N

our values

our values

we are passionate about ... we are passionate about ...
Jasper Morrison for Emeco

bold and transformative systems change, going way beyond tinkering

bold transformation
Stack Lab reclaimed chair Stack Lab

responding to the vast urgency of our climate with the spirit of possibility

Kim Markel recycled plastic Kim Markel

peer learning and collaborative problem-solving, as real change doesn’t happen alone

Dirk Van Kooij Chair Studio Kooij

a future that is just, equitable, and values the health and well-being of all

Emeco aluminium chair Emeco

unlearning and relearning, with the humility to acknowledge mistakes and have fun!

Ari Shomron Designs

no judgment - we’d love to meet you wherever you are on the road to accelerating sustainability

optimism

“mebl” means furniture

“mebl” means furniture

Our founder’s immigrant grandmother’s first language was Yiddish. She was born into a worn and fraying past in the old country. Through vision and strength of character, Grandma Amelia transformed opportunity into a beautiful, meaningful life for herself and her family in the United States in the early 20th century.

M – B – L are the root letters for the word “furniture” in at least 32 languages around the world

  • French: meuble
  • Frisian: meubilêr
  • Galician: mobiliario
  • German: meuble
  • Haitian Creole: mèb
  • Indonesian: mebel
  • Italian: mobilia
  • Kyrgyz: mebel
  • Latvian: mebeles
  • Macedonian: mebel
  • Norwegian: møbler
  • Albanian: mobilje
  • Azerbaijani: mebel
  • Belarusian: meblia
  • Bulgarian: mebeli
  • Catalan: mobles
  • Corsican: mobili
  • Danish: møbel
  • Dutch: meubilair
  • Esperanto: mebloj
  • Estonian: mööbel
  • Filipino: muwebles
  • Polish: meble
  • Portuguese: mobília
  • Romanian: mobila
  • Russian: mebel
  • Spanish: mueble
  • Swedish: möbel
  • Tajik: meBel
  • Turkish: mobilya
  • Ukranian: mebli
  • Uzbek: Mebel
  • Yiddish: mebl
Founders of Mebl transforming furniture

our history roots in reclaimed

our history roots in reclaimed

“mebl” rhymes with pebble. Founded in 2015 in Brooklyn, New York, mebl | Transforming Furniture originated as a retailer elevating a diverse community of talented artisans building new, high-quality furniture out of old reclaimed materials. For two years, we operated a pop-up showroom at Union Square in NYC.

With pandemic lock-downs in spring 2020, our retail doors closed. We were disappointed, then saw a light and pivoted. Building on our original sustainability mission, we now aim to help catapult practices of the circular economy to the forefront of the furniture ecosystem.

upcycled cabinet Upcycled Cabinet, Rupert Blanchard

mebl leadership team

mebl leadership team

reclaimed wood samples Jan Hendzel Studio

Michael Hirschhorn, Founder & CEO

Mona Chun, Chief Catalyst - Program & Strategy

Simonil Rustomji, Chief Catalyst - Planning & Finance

Jovana Mishkoska - Coordinator - Programming, Marketing & Operations

core team