About the company

Type
Company

Members type
innovator

Headquarters
2000 Antwerp, Belgium

Company size
2

Founders
Joris Vanbriel, Vanessa Yuan

Founded
2018


Social

Documents

Press release Milan Design Week

ecoBirdy introduction

Website
ecobirdy.com

Alliance member

ecoBirdy


Design children's furniture made from recycled plastic toys, to introduce young ones to the circular economy.

ecoBirdy creates design products that enable kids to experience creativity and at the same time raise awareness for sustainability. Colorful design furniture for kids with a unique look. Following an in-depth two-year study period exploring how to sustainably recycle plasic toys, ecoBirdy started to create beautiful design pieces that are 100% made of recycled plastic waste and can easily be recycled again. The Antwerp-based designers have not only created design pieces, but a whole system from the collection and recycling of old, unused plastic toys to the design and production of the furniture. It was essential to the founders that each step be based on social and environmental responsibility. An accompanying storybook and school programme has been designed to introduce youngsters to the circular economy and inspire them to contribute to a more sustainable future. The design, recycling and production of ecoBirdy furniture is all done in Europe. Fair business practices are an integral part of the ethos. In the words of ecoBirdy’s founders, Vanessa Yuan and Joris Vanbriel: “We found that plastic toys use plastic more intensively than other consumer goods. By giving old plastic a new life, our aim is to free our ecosystem from its pernicious impact. As we use innovative technologies, made for the reuse of plastic, there is no need to add any pigments or resin.” For the first collection, the designers have aimed to create pieces that enable kids to experience creativity and at the same time raise awareness of sustainability. All items are made entirely out of recycled plastic from European waste. Due to accurate sorting, cleaning and grinding during the recycling process, the plastic of all products is absolutely free from harmful chemicals. It is clean, pure and 100% safe. Colourful flakes of recycled plastic toys make every single item a unique piece. Thanks to this speckled look, all pieces are vivid eye-catchers as well as being recognizable products of recycling. Rounded edges and a smooth silky surface make the furniture pieces pleasant to the touch and easy to clean. The whole collection is produced in Italy. In the manufacturing process, manual labour plays a significant role alongside machines.

Offer

ecoBirdy

Description
Design children's furniture made from recycled plastic toys, to introduce young ones to the circular economy.

ecoBirdy creates design products that enable kids to experience creativity and at the same time raise awareness for sustainability. Colorful design furniture for kids with a unique look. Following an in-depth two-year study period exploring how to sustainably recycle plasic toys, ecoBirdy started to create beautiful design pieces that are 100% made of recycled plastic waste and can easily be recycled again. The Antwerp-based designers have not only created design pieces, but a whole system from the collection and recycling of old, unused plastic toys to the design and production of the furniture. It was essential to the founders that each step be based on social and environmental responsibility. An accompanying storybook and school programme has been designed to introduce youngsters to the circular economy and inspire them to contribute to a more sustainable future. The design, recycling and production of ecoBirdy furniture is all done in Europe. Fair business practices are an integral part of the ethos. In the words of ecoBirdy’s founders, Vanessa Yuan and Joris Vanbriel: “We found that plastic toys use plastic more intensively than other consumer goods. By giving old plastic a new life, our aim is to free our ecosystem from its pernicious impact. As we use innovative technologies, made for the reuse of plastic, there is no need to add any pigments or resin.” For the first collection, the designers have aimed to create pieces that enable kids to experience creativity and at the same time raise awareness of sustainability. All items are made entirely out of recycled plastic from European waste. Due to accurate sorting, cleaning and grinding during the recycling process, the plastic of all products is absolutely free from harmful chemicals. It is clean, pure and 100% safe. Colourful flakes of recycled plastic toys make every single item a unique piece. Thanks to this speckled look, all pieces are vivid eye-catchers as well as being recognizable products of recycling. Rounded edges and a smooth silky surface make the furniture pieces pleasant to the touch and easy to clean. The whole collection is produced in Italy. In the manufacturing process, manual labour plays a significant role alongside machines.

Available in
Worldwide

Status
Implemented