Collaboration & Presentations
Collaboration & Presentations
2021 in the works
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.
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.
Design Days showcases NYC’s talented design community through virtual & outdoor events, select tours and small gatherings throughout the City. Stay tuned!
mebl is excited to be part of this Interest Group of the Sustainable Furnishings Council.
Awarded Top Scorer for second year in a row in this joint initiative by the Sustainable Furnishings Council and the National Wildlife Federation.
Awardee and panelist on webinar sponsored by the Sustainable Furnishings Council.
Mona Chun - mebl's Chief Operating Officer - explains her ambition to create a sustainability revolution in the furniture industry.
Panelist for Circular Furniture and Materials in the Design Environment, a webinar sponsored by Laurence Carr Design.
mebl / Transforming Furniture facilitated artisan Michael Sanzone's commission to outfit the lobby of this new Marriott Bonvoy facility (see photo).
Awarded Top Scorer in this joint initiative by the Sustainable Furnishings Council and the National Wildlife Federation.
Selected as panelist for ICFF's "Artisans of Influence" panel, and as exhibitor for Luxe Interiors + Designs Lounge.
Hosted pair of networking and educational receptions as lead-up to SVC's The NEXT Economy Conference.
Featured in This is New York series for Russian-speakers on entrepreneurship and artisanry in the United States.
Hosted month-long residency for reclaimed-metal furniture artisan Hamed Ouattara, from Burkina Faso, West Africa (see photo).
2017 & 2018
Selected for Beautiful Furniture Reimagined, a pop-up showroom at 7 East 14th Street, New York; show extended from six months to two years.
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.
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.