Last time we talked to Karen von Pederstad, she was working out of a shoebox overlooking the Eiffel Tower. This time we meet the Retusj designer in her bright haven of creativity, in the center of Oslo…
We love the aesthetic of EKOLOVESANIMAL bags, as well as their stance on animal cruelty and their beliefs about upcycling and redesign. The smooth, interesting shapes of their pieces give an insight to what the materials were used for in their previous lives.
Matthew's latest series of reconditioned lights and lamps need very little introduction. Made with anything from discarded, industrial, car parts to bread boxes and espresso makers – they tell stories of their own.
Cleverly crafted out of printing blankets, making their bags durable and very original, Rupert Jensch and Andjelko Artic of SAG+SAL combine their love of art, design and upcycling in a way that's been notably successful.
Glass is also a ubiquitous material making it upcycling friendly, if left in its original state. The ancient craft of glass-blowing is seriously detrimental to the environment, which leaves many glass-blowers in search of a more sustainable alternative.