Gallery: Recycled Leather Rugs by Manon Juliette

Manon Juliette's 'Feliz' leather rug

When we made our way through the Tuttobene show at the Milan Furniture Fair this year, we initially thought Manon Juliette’s ‘Feliz’ leather rug was simply a delightfully tactile creation. However, closer inspection revealed that sustainability enters the design story at almost every stage of this charming creation. As well as looking at the ecological impacts, the Dutch designer has incorporated social benefits, considering everyone involved in the lifecycle of these decorative pieces.

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  1. sathyam January 11, 2011 at 9:21 am

    Tony Perotti is the leading designer of Italian leather briefcases, leather wallets, leather luggage and leather bags, our leather is handmade in Italy using an Eco friendly process making us a green designer

  2. trista April 16, 2009 at 1:50 am

    Nice designs!!! Plus they go with different styles.

  3. trista April 16, 2009 at 1:47 am

    Great use for waste material!!!! very cozy, plus easy going with different styles.

  4. Brunda Ganesh June 23, 2008 at 7:01 am

    As good as the intentions are I would be more comfortable with an alternative material to leather…
    Geekette: very few people use the leather of the meat they eat…

  5. adrienne June 5, 2008 at 2:53 pm

    I like the flexibilty one gets with the sizing of the rugs – and the fact that employment opportunities for disabled individuals have been created is tremendous. The entire design thru production process seems thoughtful.

  6. Geekette June 5, 2008 at 2:51 pm

    Dead skin rocks. Love those juicy colours.

    Kitty: get over it. People eat meat & people use leather.

  7. Terilulu June 5, 2008 at 10:11 am

    Great rug only if you don’t live in your home. Looks like a really expensive chew toy for my dog.

  8. Carla Souza June 4, 2008 at 7:22 pm

    \”Feliz\” does not means \”luck\” it means \”happy\”

  9. Kitty June 4, 2008 at 6:29 pm

    Even recycled… Dead skin as a rug? Eh…

  10. Kitty June 4, 2008 at 6:23 pm

    Who wants dead skin a s rug? Eh…

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