Story about eelgrass
Eelgrass, among other species of seagrass, is known as “the lungs of the sea” because of its ability to generate oxygen through photosynthesis. It is also a well-known sea plant from the danish coastline.
Like broadleaved trees, eelgrass are flowering plants losing their leaves at autumn, whereafter they wash up on the beach.
The danish company Møen Tang collects the eelgrass from the coastline. By preventing the eelgrass from rotting on the beach, the carbon is captured in the material, and becomes a CO2-storing, biodegradable material, like wood.
Story about seatbelts
Seatbelts are strong woven fabric made from nylon- or high tensile polyester filament yarn. The material is very durable, long lasting and has very good qualities as webbing material.
In corporation with Upcycling Forum and Salling Autogenbrug, old seatbelts are used as webbing material for BUGT lounge chair.
Story about the stones
The pieces of granite and marble from Gäst Cofee tables are leftover materials from Filip’s Sten & Billedhuggeri in Horsens.
The stone material used at Filip’s Sten & Billedhuggeri is primary from the northern countries Norway and Sweden.
We do not just want to be proud of the product, but also the process of getting there”
– Rune Lynggaard, stonemason at Filip’s Sten og Billedhuggeri
Read more about the inspiring universe of the stonemasons here.
Story about the bricks
The danish company, Genbrugssten, collects old bricks from demolished buildings and clean them eco-friendly, so they can be reused in new projects.
Even though the bricks are old, they still have so much potential. Time, weather, and place have awarded the bricks with a raw aesthetic and many years of history, which makes every single one of them a unique storyteller.
By cleaning bricks from demolished buildings in North Jutland, we keep the stones in local circulation. Thereby the environment is saved from the energy load of burning new bricks.
2000 recycled bricks save the environment 1 ton of CO2.
Find out more about Genbrugssten here.