Collaboration & Presentations

Collaboration & Presentations

2021 in the works

ReDesign Day: Creative Approaches to Furniture & Waste _ March 3

During ReFashion Week NYC (2/26 - 3/5/2021), mebl is curating a new track on sustainability and furniture. Sponsored by the Sanitation Foundation (the non-profit partner of the NYC Dept of Sanitation) and DonateNYC. Event details TBA.

Circular City Week New York _ March 22-28

mebl | Transforming Furniture is a proud partner of the largest circular economy festival in the US, exploring circular practices such as reuse, recycling and upcycling and their role in transforming urban industries and the City as a whole. Event and festival details TBA.

NYCxDESIGN's Design Days _ May 13-18

Design Days showcases NYC’s talented design community through virtual & outdoor events, select tours and small gatherings throughout the City. Stay tuned!

Circularity in Furniture & Furnishings - SFC Interest Group

mebl is excited to be part of this Interest Group of the Sustainable Furnishings Council.

2020

Wood Furniture Scorecard

Awarded Top Scorer for second year in a row in this joint initiative by the Sustainable Furnishings Council and the National Wildlife Federation.

Sustainability Essentials: Update

Awardee and panelist on webinar sponsored by the Sustainable Furnishings Council.

Maker Monday, An ASPIRE Design and Home Exclusive Interview

Mona Chun - mebl's Chief Operating Officer - explains her ambition to create a sustainability revolution in the furniture industry.

Circular City Week New York

Panelist for Circular Furniture and Materials in the Design Environment, a webinar sponsored by Laurence Carr Design.

Moxy East Village Hotel, NYC

mebl / Transforming Furniture facilitated artisan Michael Sanzone's commission to outfit the lobby of this new Marriott Bonvoy facility (see photo).

2019

Wood Furniture Scorecard

Awarded Top Scorer in this joint initiative by the Sustainable Furnishings Council and the National Wildlife Federation.

Intl Contemporary Furniture Fair

Selected as panelist for ICFF's "Artisans of Influence" panel, and as exhibitor for Luxe Interiors + Designs Lounge.

Social Venture Circle

Hosted pair of networking and educational receptions as lead-up to SVC's The NEXT Economy Conference.

Voice of America

Featured in This is New York series for Russian-speakers on entrepreneurship and artisanry in the United States.

Hamed Ouattara

Hosted month-long residency for reclaimed-metal furniture artisan Hamed Ouattara, from Burkina Faso, West Africa (see photo).

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2017 & 2018

ChaShaMa

Selected for Beautiful Furniture Reimagined, a pop-up showroom at 7 East 14th Street, New York; show extended from six months to two years.

Brooklyn Designs

Selected as exhibitor for the Design Knows No Borders trade show at Brooklyn Museum. Our booth featured work by 18 furniture-makers from across the borough.

ChaShaMa

Selected for Re-imagining! Old Wood > Beautiful New Furniture, a pop-up at Atlantic and Vanderbilt avenues, Brooklyn. Our month-long showroom highlighted original reclaimed furniture by 90 artisans (see photo).

"Validating the possibilities of sophisticated, recycled objects."

-- Design Indaba

Furniture featured, top to bottom: 1) Cahaya Dresser Zenporium, originally boat wood from South Asia. 2) Upcycled Vertical Cabinet Rupert Blanchard, originally old signs and concrete-form plywood from England. 3) Public School Desk Bien Hecho, originally Coney Island boardwalk in Brooklyn following Hurricane Sandy. 4) Moxy Welcome Desk Michael Sanzone Studio, originally whiskey barrels from Glennfiddish Distillery in Scotland. 5) Dounan Chair and 6) Jimena Cabinet Hamed Ouattara, originally oil barrels in Burkina Faso, West Africa.