Reduce, reuse, recycle

That’s the mantra of a sustainable future. Yet, design lovers like us are usually not the best at reducing spur-of-the-moment purchases. Luckily, there is plenty of green design out there that can spruce up your house without leaving a deep ecological footprint.

TEXT: ARNE ADRIAENSSENS

Comfortable jeans

Few items are as comfortable as a pair of jeans. Unless, perhaps, a chair made from denim? The Unusual Chair uses pressed, old jeans as a comfortable seat and is therefore fully ecological. They are custom made and even come with matching tables. (Main image) €425

www.rezign.com


Bed from Weltevree

Bottlebed

With The Flying Dishman, Weltevree turns used plastic bottles and waste into a most comfortable UFO-like bed in which you can daydream of a better world. €1,995

www.weltevree.eu


Left to right: the Pure Raindrop from Elho | Tumbler from Rebottled

Big drops

Sadly, water is becoming more and more scarce. Therefore, it’s a good idea to install the Pure Raindrop on your downspout and catch every drop of rain that passes through it. Tap the water out into the complementary watering can and make your plants happy. €265

www.elho.com

Drinking from the bottle

The next time you empty a bottle of rosé or white, don’t just throw it away. Instead, give it to the people of Rebottled, whose bus picks up empty wine bottles all over the city of Utrecht. They clean them, cut off the top and turn them into elegant, minimalist and unique tumblers, which you can use to empty the next bottle. €5.25

www.rebottled.nl


Tabletop from The Gymfloor Line, Planq

Gym table

If you don’t like leaving the sofa to go to the gym, just bring the gym to your sofa. The Gymfloor Line is made from a wooden gym floor that has served for 30 years in a Dutch sports centre. Now it gets to retire and start a quieter life as a tabletop. From €1,200

www.planqproducts.com

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