The present consumerism trends promote buying out of the box whereby a lot of old furniture gets thrown in the landfill instead of using furniture made from reclaimed materials, which will keep the materials and, potentially, other furniture out of the landfill and also cut down on carbon emissions used in production and transportation of furniture. Aware of the rapid ecological downturn, manufacturing companies are turning towards a greener approach for disposing recyclable objects. A French furniture company has come up with an even better prospect by producing a creative object from discarded wood, called the modular shelf.
Often faced with the need to exchange old for new furniture, a PVC and Aluminium manufacturing company based in Nantes, France called Meubles Millet, was getting their warehouses overloaded with waste wooden furniture with no utility. The company, however, decided to use these into a more useful manner. With the help of workshops organized by designer Ionna Vautrin, along with the product designer Sebastian Ribas Nijkerk, they turned the waste wood into a clever shelf made with consciousness to the environment. The Modular Shelf made by sewing in bare stumps of wood forms a cloud like cluster that can enlighten any corner of your interiors.
Its wooden looks give an earthy feel and warmth that adds up to its elegance. The shelf which reminds all about the humble effort by humanity to restore sustainability can be used to store display items in the shop, books in your entertainment zone, knick-knacks in your living area, etc. Actually, good quality hardwood furniture made from reclaimed materials will last significantly longer than the trendier items. Furthermore, it will also let you help minimize landfill and eventually help save the earth.
So next time when your furniture man delivers your new door or window, and takes back the old one, be sure that it finds a new life back as as furniture, flooring or construction accessories.