Posts Tagged: Plastic

WASTE NOT – a more sustainable future for plastic furniture

Plastic’s unique properties make it an unparalleled material for mass furniture production. Utilising it responsibly in a circular economy is vital for a sustainable future. [Find KI on Product Finder] Amongst the rallying cries for greater environmental responsibility, the anti-plastic campaign has gained momentum resulting in the demonisation of this ubiquitous material. Like so many… Read More >

7 December 2022

Rethinking Plastic

As a whole, design has always had at least one eye on the future, and at a time when there is much to be concerned about with regard to our collective future (and present), now is a time for the industry to come together; to share research, ideas and create action that can help foster… Read More >

6 December 2022

Herman Miller Introduces Their Most Sustainable Textile Collection Yet

Global design manufacturer Herman Miller, Inc. (NASDAQ:MLHR) announced the introduction of a new sustainable textile collection including fabric made from all recycled and ocean-bound plastic materials and an industry-leading 100% post-consumer biodegradable polyester*. [Find Herman Miller on the BCFA Product Finder] The collection, known as Revenio, focuses on using the latest sustainable textile innovations to… Read More >

29 March 2021

Camira’s Ocean-waste fabric at Deutsche Bahn’s headquarters

Camira Fabrics have exciting news to share – Oceanic – Camira’s first textile to include marine plastic waste – has been chosen by Europe’s largest railway operator, Deutsche Bahn, for inclusion in its brand-new, eco-friendly office suites. Based in Cube Berlin, Deutsche Bahn’s new home has been heralded as Europe’s smartest office thanks to its… Read More >

8 October 2020

Jim Biddulph’s 2019 Design Highlights

Whilst 2019 has had its fair share of controversy and an alarmingly apparent deepening of social and political division, there is still much that we can celebrate and congratulate from the world of design. Looking back to the beginning of the year and the first trade shows, product launches and creative initiatives through to now,… Read More >

20 December 2019

A conversation between: Jim Biddulph & Daniel Webb

Back in June we launched our documentary Materials: Living with plastic, in which we spoke to Daniel Webb, founder of Everyday Plastic. At that stage, the research-led initiative was 18-months in, with Daniel having collected every piece of plastic he used throughout 2017; a decision he made following a litter strewn jog on the beach… Read More >

7 December 2018

MATERIALS: LIVING WITH PLASTIC

Plastic is a huge problem. final. But…. it is also an amazing material at the same time helping us to create amazing products, being the sole solution to most human technologies. We have seen the devastating affects plastic is having on our oceans and wildlife through countless documentaries. With the BBC’s Blue Planet II really hitting… Read More >

29 June 2018

Jim Biddulph in conversation with Shahar Livne

With a specific focus on plastic, and the release of our short documentary Materials, Living with plastic this month, it seemed fitting to talk to a designer who has explored the material and speculated upon it’s changing impact. Israeli-born and Eindhoven based designer Shahar Livne is a graduate of the Man + Leisure program at… Read More >

29 June 2018

Product Focus: James Shaw at LDF

During London Design Festival we caught up with promising new designer James Shaw, to learn a bit more about his installation that was part of the Shoreditch Design Triangle and was hosted by Ace Hotel. Working out of his small studio space in Elephant & Castle, James designs and makes a wonderful collection of furniture… Read More >

19 October 2017