ecoBirdy Repurposes Post-Consumer Plastic Toys into Terrazzo-Styled Furniture

children’s furniture, Belgian studio ecoBirdy

Building upon the popularity of its children’s furniture, Belgian studio ecoBirdy has launched its first-ever collection intended for grown-ups. Comprising the Richard Armchair and the Judy Side Table, the collection had been unveiled as a part of the Rossana Orlandi exhibition RoGUILTLESSPLASTIC at the Milan Design Week. The furniture pieces reinterpret ecoBirdy’s award-winning, pint-sized table and chair from its children’s collection.

 
The furniture pieces reinterpret ecoBirdy’s award-winning, pint-sized table and chair from its children’s collection.

The design studio developed ecothylene – a 100 per cent recycled plastic without the need for added pigmentation or resin with a colourful, terrazzo-like appearance – after nearly two years of research into plastic, plastic toys and their recyclability. Recycled plastic products are usually recognised as being greyish, dullish and not very attractive. ecoBirdy changed this perception by making something colourful out of plastic waste.

The studio has transformed post-consumer plastic waste into high-grade raw material.

With the help of state-of-the-art technology, the studio transformed post-consumer plastic waste into high-grade raw material. Its patented technology features integrated material separation and improves the binding formula for polymers. This avoids the need for any pigments or any new plastics that need to be added.

The Richard Armchair and the Judy Side Table are suitable for indoor as well as outdoor use.

The Richard Armchair is an ergonomic seat that is designed to maximize postural support, while the Judy Side Table is a versatile piece that can be used as a coffee table, side table, or a stool. Their dappled surfaces range in appearance depending on the original colour of the toys that are used to create the furniture piece. Both the pieces are suitable for indoor as well as outdoor use.

The Richard Armchair is an ergonomic seat that is designed to maximize postural support.

Richard Armchair

Dimensions: L61 x W54 x H73 cm

Seat height: H44-46 cm

Weight: 9 kg

The Judy Side Table is a versatile piece that can be used as a coffee table, side table, or a stool.

Judy Side Table

Dimensions: L36 x W32 x H40 cm

Weight: 3 kg

 

Image credits: ecoBirdy

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