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Conscious living is the trend: sharing, reusing, recycling

Conscious living is the trend: sharing, reusing, recycling

Sustainability, waste avoidance and environmental protection have long since left their boring "eco" image behind. Today, strategies for conscious living are increasingly in vogue, across all generations. Sharing things with each other becomes more and more common.
on April 27, 2021
Urban nature: Flowering islands in the middle of concrete

Urban nature: Flowering islands in the middle of concrete

More and more people are moving into cities. Urban space is becoming more and more dense and expansive. In times of climate change and traffic collapse, inhabitants are facing major challenges: heat, heavy rain, particulate matter, waste. There are many projects on how to bring nature to the city: Green roofs, planted house facades and flowering traffic islands make life in the city healthier, more social and more livable.
on April 06, 2021
Sustainable furnishing for a comfortable home

Sustainable furnishing for a comfortable home

One's own home should be a healthy place of well-being where one can live, love and work. No matter what the apartment looks like - it should definitely be furnished in a healthy and sustainable way. Consumers nowadays choose eco-friendly furniture, preferably made without plastic or toxic additives.

on March 10, 2021
Building an ecofriendly sofa with 100% natural materials - Part 6/6

Building an ecofriendly sofa with 100% natural materials - Part 6/6

Part 6: Backrest and cushions

Seeing a piece of furniture come to life is a wonderful moment each time. We know that the piece of furniture will live in your home and will accompany you for a long time. I will be of highest quality and also feature only natural materials, no plastic, no toxins, no harmful materials or chemicals. We pride ourselves in carefully selecting materials only from trustworthy sources and being able to build an eco-sustainable piece of furniture that will bring joy to any customer and their home.

on January 07, 2021
Sustainable furniture: How we build Casquet - 100% ecological and plastic-free sofa - part 5/6

Sustainable furniture: How we build Casquet - 100% ecological and plastic-free sofa - part 5/6

Part 5: Inside and outside cover

Building a sustainable piece of furniture takes experience, craftsmanship and in our case: an extra dose of 100% natural materials from only sustainable sources. We chose to build furniture only in this way, because we believe that we should not live with, or sit and sleep on anything that is built using harmful materials. Harmful for nature, our environment or our own health.

on December 09, 2020
Dangerous waste: More plastic than fish in the ocean

Dangerous waste: More plastic than fish in the ocean

About two thirds of the earth's surface is covered by oceans. If you calculate in three-dimensional space and add the volume at depth, they even take up 90% of the total living space on earth. While we can get a good impression of the flora and fauna of the coastal areas by diving and snorkelling ourselves, only a fraction of the dark deep sea has been explored, estimated to be no more than 5%. But even here the human being has already left traces in the form of microplastics.

on November 16, 2020
Building a sustainable sofa at D3CO - making ecofriendly furniture step by step - part4/6

Building a sustainable sofa at D3CO - making ecofriendly furniture step by step - part4/6

Part 4: Cotton, felt and latex

In our previous articles we discussed how we take an idea to a sketch and then turn it into a complete 3D model and eventually create the wooden skeleton for the sofa Casquet. Layers of natural material and steel springs are added to provide comfort. If you have not followed our previous articles of our ‘Making Of’ series, read up here.

on November 13, 2020
Microplastic - the invisible danger is everywhere

Microplastic - the invisible danger is everywhere

When we think of plastic waste, we see plastic bags, PET bottles and packaging materials in front of our inner eye. But there is a part of the plastic waste that we (almost) no longer see: microplastics.
on October 20, 2020
Building a sustainable sofa. Plastic-free - part 2/6

Building a sustainable sofa. Plastic-free - part 2/6

Part 2: Building the wooden frame

In our previous article we explained how we take an idea to a sketch and then turn it into a complete 3D model to eventually create a plastic free sofa using only proven building techniques and 100% natural materials that won’t harm our health or environment.

on September 05, 2020