Innovative Materials: Recycled CDs
Moventi are always looking for new and innovative products to introduce to the office furniture market, and there is increasing focus now on products that are truly sustainable and don’t come with a large carbon price tag. The main elements we take into consideration when designing new products to ensure that they are sustainable, is the percentage of recycled and recyclable content in the product. This information we are also including in all new product specification sheets being released, to help specifiers make educated and well-informed decisions. Of course, reducing energy usage, ergonomics, low carbon emissions and responsible material sourcing all play large parts in our product design process, and all elements of a new product undergo careful consideration when it comes to both lasting design and true sustainability.
When we discovered Revive Innovations, we fell in love with their work and their story straight away. Revive Innovations is a small, local company based in Bristol that takes old and unwanted CDs, turning them into a beautiful raw material, for use throughout a wide variety of applications. We knew we had to get involved in this exciting project, where the donated recycled CDs are melted down using no additional ingredients, creating a stunning, incomparable terrazzo effect material. We have partnered with Revive Innovations to combine one of our most popular coffee table bases, Xavi, with this innovative material.
Revive Innovations was founded by Kieran Devlin, a Bristol based designer and entrepreneur. Whilst in his final year at university studying product design, he noticed that vast quantities of CDs are becoming obsolete each month resulting in an estimate of over 1 million years of decomposition in landfill. Through experimental design, he developed a processing method that produces a unique composite made from 100% recycled material, and also working to improve local CD recycling infrastructure, all whilst creating beautiful circular products. Their mission is to challenge consumer attitudes towards sustainable design and prove that recycled products can be as beautiful and functional as those made from virgin materials.
Handmade to achieve the highest quality, and built to last, this material is truly innovative and sustainable. What’s more, this CD material is repairable and recyclable back into the circular system. We strongly believe in giving new life to products at the end of their lifecycle and love this concept!
With each finished product being unique, our Xavi CD coffee table makes the perfect statement furniture piece for any office environment, that will for sure prove to be a talking point with anyone that sees it.