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Side Table 03

Side Table

by Charlotte Kidger

Why is it sustainable?

Side Table 03 is a handmade side table that upcycles industrial plastic waste.

In particular, the material is a mix of 70% waste polyurethane foam dust and 30% hand-dyed resin, which acts as a binder. Polyurethane foam dust is a byproduct of CNC milling.

This type of plastic is currently not recycled, so it’s simply incinerated or landfilled. The work of Charlotte Kidger responds to this issue, giving new value to an otherwise uninteresting material.

The making process is zero-waste as all eventual offcuts can be reused in the next piece. All products are made-to-order, thus avoiding the impact of overproduction.

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