We’re championing a future of furniture that is sustainable and circular. To accelerate this transformation, we team up with industry, design, media and advocacy networks to advance our shared commitment to bold systems change.
Our focus is on creating educational content, developing information resources, and facilitating cross-sector collaboration. Building on our roots in furniture reimagined from reclaimed materials, we're envisioning a future that rethinks the design, use, and business of furniture altogether. This includes social equity as a core regenerative principle.
Founded in 2015 in Brooklyn (New York), mebl | Transforming Furniture elevates a diverse community of reclaimed furniture-makers from around New York, the United States, and the globe, who build beautiful new furniture out of old wood, metal, and plastic. As we look to the future, we’re seeking to push the boundaries further, helping catapult "circularity” to the forefront of the furniture field.
Accelerating a global transition to environmental sustainability -- through 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:
Haitian Creole: mèb
and Yiddish: mebl
Furniture featured, top to bottom: 1) Sulok Sulatan Desk Benji Reyes, originally barges & bridges from The Philippines. 2) Upcycled Vertical Cabinet Rupert Blanchard, originally signs and concrete-form plywood from England. 3) Canal Gate Table Jan Hendzel Studio, originally lock gate in southern England.