Essential Collection by Sabai Design Made From Recycled Fabrics and Bottles
The furniture industry has changed drastically over time, while simultaneously shifting towards sustainability. The circular economy is a great alternative to traditional furniture production and consumption techniques. Upcycling the waste into used furniture items has become an important part of contemporary design.
Founded by Caitlin Ellen and Phantila Phataraprasit, Sabai Design was born when the founder-duo decided to design an affordable sofa aligned with their sustainability values. The duo launched their company when they realized that there weren’t many furniture brands for young people that are affordable, eco-friendly, and easy to assemble.
Sabai, which is a Thai word for ‘comfortable,’ features modern living room furniture, including three main products – the Essential Sofa, the Essential Sectional, and the Essential Ottoman.
The Essential collection is designed with pieces having simple customizations through the cushion style, legs, and fabrics. They launched two sofas and an ottoman with a range of fabric choices – the velvet is made from 100 percent recycled PET bottles. Other upcycled, recycled and natural materials have been used to create this collection, which minimizes its impact on the planet.
The chicest, environmentally-friendly sofas and sectionals are made of various materials, with a blend of sustainability and convenience. The upcycled material is made from a byproduct of refining petroleum, which is integrally stain-resistant. The recycled velvet is made completely from recycled water bottles.
These sofas can be assembled and disassembled easily. Upholstery is centered around the use of glue to adhere fabrics and fibers, though that glue prevents some parts from being recycled.
Via: Design Milk