UK-based sustainable design studio Weez & Merl uses recycled plastic to create a range of reusable houseware products like coasters and tabletops. From the coastal city of Brighton and Hove, the designers were driven toward sustainability by the discouraging amount of plastic bags on the beach. The result is a design company that works with local businesses to collect and repurpose plastic waste into practical products.
Weez & Merl use low-density polyethylene for smaller products like coasters and medium-density polyethylene for sturdier projects like tabletops. These materials are handworked and enhanced with marbling techniques that offer the finished products a set of signature swirling patterns in a collection of complementary colors. Weez & Merl offer coasters, trays, plates, platters, and boards on its online store.
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