By LILY TINOCO | Assistant Editor
For Palisadians looking for one more way to be eco-friendly, Los Angeles-based, sustainably focused residential design and interior products firm CarbonShack has launched a new furniture line, Bright Seas, in collaboration with ByFusion.
Launched in 2017, CarbonShack embraces and works to promote sustainability, often doing so by combining art and design.
The company’s newest furniture line changes the landscape for the future of plastic waste.
The furniture pieces featured in the Bright Seas collection are made of ByFusion’s “construction-grade” blocks, which transform marine plastics removed from the ocean into functional blocks.
CarbonShack has taken these blocks, rearranged, stacked and combined them to form seating and tables. The Bright Seas chair can sit on its own, or be lined up in multiples to form sofas. The coffee table functions as a low base for setting food and drinks, displaying art and more.
The pieces are water-resistant, and optional seat pads made of sustainably-produced hemp fabric may be added.
“Bright Seas is the perfect example of how design and sustainability can harmoniously coexist,” CEO of ByFusion Heidi Kujawa said in a statement. “Seeing ByBlocks being used to create beautiful, functional furniture serves as a powerful reminder that every one of us can make a positive impact on our environment.”
CarbonShack’s interior design products are made locally, or within an “environmentally conscious distance,” and practices a manufacturing process that minimizes environmental impacts, according to a press release.
“There is no shortage of opportunities for all of us to become responsible stewards of the environment,” Senior Designer for CarbonShack Greg Roth said in a statement. “By repurposing not just this innovative sustainable construction product, but also the waste product itself, we hope to shift focus to the notion that good design can also do good.
“We hope that exposing clients to something inherently fresh, fun and obvious—such as Bright Seas—will encourage an easier, more tangible path to environmental understanding …”
Bright Seas will formally debut in November at WestEdge Design Fair.
For more information, visit carbonshack.com.
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