Embracing the concept of sustainability—a principle that is crucial for companies, designers, and architects to adopt—Nataša Perković debuts a furniture collection made from palm oil byproduct, turning something that was deemed to be an "environmental nuisance" into a tool that promotes sustainability.
The extraction of oil from oil palm leaves a large amount of unused fiber which is either burned for energy or left as a fertilizer. However, Nataša Perković maintains that there are much better ways to utilize palm oil byproducts. In this project, the Bosnian designer launches a stackable chair, three plates, and a pendant lamp while "using as little material as possible." Nataša Perković and her team also relied on "low-tech production methods" for the collection.
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Nataša Perković Delivers the Recilaimed Oil Palm Collection
1. Sustainable Furniture Design - The use of byproducts and low-tech production methods creates an opportunity for designers to create sustainable furniture collections.
2. Circular Economy Solutions - By using unused materials and turning them into usable products, this trend promotes circular economy solutions in the furniture industry.
3. Waste-to-product Innovations - Transforming waste byproducts into new products presents an opportunity for innovative solutions in various industries, including furniture design.
1. Furniture Design - Furniture designers can benefit from developing sustainable pieces that use byproducts as a way to reduce waste.
2. Sustainability Consulting - Consulting firms that specialize in sustainability can use this trend as a case study to encourage other businesses to adopt circular economy solutions.
3. Agriculture and Manufacturing - The palm oil industry and manufacturing sector can examine the potential of waste-to-product innovations as a way to reduce waste and create sustainable solutions.