The Circular Economy and Recyclable Materials

Design is reinventing itself.

Through innovative eco design and new production methods, designers are in a continuous flow of imagining what will constitute our objects of tomorrow.

Linen, labeled wood, nettle fibre, Abaca fiber (a variety of banana), are becoming new values for eco-design, in a process of reinventing raw materials.

Caring for the environment is a major concern for Nanimarquina, who use biodegradable and recycled products and experiment with textures and fibers for their unique finishes. Traditional production techniques also help to preserve natural resources.

The Norman Copenhagen brand uses  “oceanic” fabrics to upholster its seats, created by recycling plastic waste collected in the oceans. Oceanic is OEKO-TEX Standard, Indoor Air Quality Certified and ANSI / BIFMA Furniture Emissions Standard compliant.

The approach is pursued in the fields of packaging in order to avoid over-packaging and using locally-produced ecological cartons. The use of packaging plastics is minimized, thus favoring the use of natural alternative materials such as wood chips or straw.

For Secto Design, recycling and sorting of waste are priorities throughout the manufacturing process and all wood waste is delivered to a waste-to-energy plant.

The packaging, custom designed for each model of lamp, is made from locally-produced ecological cardboard. The use of plastics has been reduced to a minimum and greener alternative materials are constantly being introduced.