Pentatonic: Upcycling specialists turning post-consumer waste into beautiful design classics

Life & Soul Magazine

Upcycling specialists Pentatonic, who create beautiful, design classics from post-consumer waste, have opened a pop-up showroom and store in London’s Shoreditch.

The showroom and store, which is open until 12 October, has installations of how the new company turn trash into design products such as tables, chairs and glassware.

The Chance Street showroom also features products from Pentatonic’s launch collection, including glass cups made from upcycled smartphone screens; airtool chairs made from trash including shoe soles, food packaging, aluminium cans and plastic bottles; and airtool foil tables which are made of the same post-consumer trash as the chairs plus the addition of CDs and DVDs.

Pentatonic have made their furniture pieces modular, with each component made from one single material. What makes a product unfit for recycling, is that when materials are mixed together, it can be very difficult to extract one from the other.

The design company have made…

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