Terrazzo-Inspired Side Table Made of Recycled Plastic by Floyd

Terrazzo-Inspired Side Table Made of Recycled Plastic by Floyd

To prove that good things do come out of adversity, two Detroit-based entities, sustainably-minded furniture brand Floyd and innovative manufacturing studio Thing Thing, team up to reimagine Floyd’s signature Side Table. Taking Thing Thing’s approach of using intuitive design to give post-industrial plastics another life, the limited edition table features a one-of-a-kind handmade surface, made completely from locally sources plastic waste.

The pieces are revamped versions of Floyd’s signature Side Table design, but with a twist. These feature handmade surfaces that are made entirely out of locally-sourced post-industrial plastics, a process that took place in THING THING’s studio. Meanwhile, the table legs are made of powder-coated U.S. steel, the same material that is featured prominently in Floyd’s main collection.

Floyd Cake Side Table
Cake
Floyd Side Table Galaxy
Galaxy
Cake & Galaxy Ingredients
Ingredients

The tables are available in two artsy, terrazzo-esque colorways: There’s Cake, a white high density polyethylene surface with multicolor accents that was created using toy factory plastic remnants. Then there’s Galaxy, a black and multicolor polypropylene plastic surface made from automotive factory scraps. Just 75 were made for the collection, and they retail for $345 each.

With the climate crisis well underway, the time is more urgent than ever to start rethinking materials and how we can make a sustainable future with the products we consume,” he says. “The best thing we could be doing for the environment, of course, is not consuming anything at all, but ideally a furniture company creates products that last. You can produce something out of recycled materials all day, but the number-one thing we can do is make sure that a product has a long lifetime.

Kyle Hoff, Floyd CEO and Co-founder

Previously, Floyd went public with its goal of reducing packing materials and eliminating single use plastics in its production process; using at least 70 percent of material that comes from either recycled or renewable sources; using 100 percent Forest Stewardship Council-certified wood in all of its products, and measuring, tracking and reducing greenhouse gas emissions across the company’s supply chain. The company aims to meet these expectations by 2025.

YI Technology