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For a sustainable life: how Zero Waste works

For a sustainable life: how Zero Waste works

Waste is a worldwide problem of modern consumer society. Disposal and recycling are difficult and laborious processes. This planet's resources are limited but the mountains of garbage are growing, plastic floats in the oceans and microplastic blows with wind and rain around the globe. A sustainable lifestyle for all is necessary for the survival of the planet. The simple formula to counteract: Produce less waste!
on March 24, 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
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
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
Coming soon: Ultra modular sofa Domino

Coming soon: Ultra modular sofa Domino

Coming soon: Domino modular sofa 100% sustainable, plastic free and non-toxic! A perfect landscape of comfort for any environment and lifestyle.
on October 13, 2020
New: A sustainable bench for your home named Libellula

New: A sustainable bench for your home named Libellula

Ottoman benches are a great way to fill a gap at home functionally. Whether for putting your shoes on or putting your feet up - the Libellula is now available online and comes in many textile options and colors.
on September 15, 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
How we build a sustainable sofa at D3CO. Plastic-free - part 1/6

How we build a sustainable sofa at D3CO. Plastic-free - part 1/6

Part 1: Planning and prototyping


We're showing our exact production process of how we are building an eco-sustainable sofa (Casquet) here at D3CO while using only natural and non-toxic materials. From idea to finished product, have a look at our 6 part series.

on August 07, 2020
How can I buy sustainable furniture?

How can I buy sustainable furniture?

Eight criteria how to look behind the greenwashing and find products that are eco-sustainable and responsibly sourced and made.

Green furniture, eco-friendly furniture, ethical furniture, sustainable furniture. There is a multitude of eco-labels, green certificates and promises. But very little true regulation of what should go into the objects that live with us in our home. Here are eight aspects that you should look for, if you are interested in having furniture that is responsibly made, contains no toxins and recycles well.

on June 22, 2020
Natural textiles for your sofa. How to choose, a short guide.

Natural textiles for your sofa. How to choose, a short guide.

Three reasons to go for natural Fabrics, also for your furniture. Natural materials have always carried a certain cachet, especially in luxury fashion, where pure wool, linen, cashemere, leather and silk stand for breathability,  durability and extreme comfort. However, since the 1960s, the use of synthetic fibres has increased dramatically, causing the natural fibre industry to lose much of its market share. 
on June 15, 2020
Quartz - an insight into our most extravagant signature piece

Quartz - an insight into our most extravagant signature piece

When you step into the Hilton in Dubai, they are immediately visible - these crazy bubbles in the Atrium, inviting busy passers-by to cozy down and relax for an instant. But who thought them up, and how did we develop the product?
on May 05, 2020