IKEA wants to make sustainable living accessible for the masses, and they just announced a new line of “no waste” products that will make your wallet and the planet happy. Their new line includes seating, vases and kitchen cabinets, all made out of recycled materials. These new products close the material loop and help make your home not only earth-friendlier, but oh-so-stylish, too.
It can be hard to find affordable, sustainable supplies that look stylish when constructing a kitchen. IKEA is changing that with their new KUNGSBACKA kitchen. The cabinet doors are made using recycled plastic bottles and recycled wood, and the entire thing is “99.9 percent recycled,” according to the designer. IKEA hopes that the design will help people see waste not as garbage, but as just another material that can be used in creating new and beautiful things. The KUNGSBACKA kitchen door launches February, 2017.
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The new ODGER chair, which will also hit the market in 2017, is made out of 70% recycled plastic and 30% renewable wood. The design is the result of a collaboration with Swedish designers Form Us With Love, and the chairs have that sleek Scandinavian look without the environment-harming plastics that other chairs have. The chairs will come in a range of colors and wood finishes to suit any space.
These no waste IKEA vases came about while IKEA was visiting one of their suppliers in China. There, they realized that imperfect or damaged products were being thrown out. So the company decided to melt that glass back down and turn it into beautiful vases. Each mouth-blown vase is totally unique, thanks to the materials. According to designer Iina Vuorivirta, “Despite all vases being mouth-blown in the same mould, they get a unique look because the melted glass is made of various shades of leftover material from the glassworks. The result is due to chance, and unique each time. Just like us humans.” The vase is part of the PS 2017 collection and will be on shelves in February.
Images via Kristine Lofgren for Inhabitat and IKEA