sustainable roundups: 10 side tables for people and the planet

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Side tables are versatile pieces of furniture that find a place in many spaces, from living room to bedroom.
Materials vary from wood to stone, and for this roundup we’ll focus on either sustainably-sourced materials or waste-based ones.

So let’s round up 10 interesting examples taken from riivin (opened in a new window/tab), the sustainable interior design platform I curate.

sustainably sourced

Natural materials are not automatically a sustainable choice. What makes the biggest difference is how they’re sourced. Does sourcing respect the balance of the ecosystem? Only in this case the material will be in line with long-term sustainability.

Product selection:

Solid wood table styled in a Nordic living room.<span class="sr-only"> (opened in a new window/tab)</span>
Credit: Nikari (opened in a new window/tab)

precious offcuts

Stone is a precious natural material whose extraction often requires an intensive process. In most cases, working with stone creates offcuts that – despite having smaller and weird shapes – shouldn’t be discarded. In fact, these bits and pieces can become beautiful objects with just a bit of creativity!

Product selection:

Marble offcuts side table in a restaurant.<span class="sr-only"> (opened in a new window/tab)</span>
Credit: Salvatori (opened in a new window/tab)
Marble offcuts side tables styled on a white drapy background.<span class="sr-only"> (opened in a new window/tab)</span>
Credit: Tacchini (opened in a new window/tab)
White marble offcuts side table styled on rocks.<span class="sr-only"> (opened in a new window/tab)</span>
Credit: Studio Raw Material (opened in a new window/tab)

waste-based materials

Waste-based materials are one interesting and prolific field in sustainable design. In short, the idea is to find innovative ways to make sense of what has been considered useless so far. Examples go from glass shards, discarded textiles, and rubber to fruit and vegetable peels!

Product selection:

Upcycled textiles side table in a minimal living room.<span class="sr-only"> (opened in a new window/tab)</span>
Credit: FÓLK (opened in a new window/tab)
Close-up of the top of an upcycled glass side table.<span class="sr-only"> (opened in a new window/tab)</span>
Credit: Alusid (opened in a new window/tab)
Organic waste side table styled with plants.<span class="sr-only"> (opened in a new window/tab)</span>
Credit: Ottan (opened in a new window/tab)
Recycled rubber side table styled on a white background.<span class="sr-only"> (opened in a new window/tab)</span>
Credit: Slash Objects (opened in a new window/tab)
Recycled plastic side table.<span class="sr-only"> (opened in a new window/tab)</span>
Credit: Charlotte Kidger (opened in a new window/tab)
Recycled glass side table.<span class="sr-only"> (opened in a new window/tab)</span>
Credit: Justyna Poplawska (opened in a new window/tab)

roundup

Sustainable side tables roundup.<span class="sr-only"> (opened in a new window/tab)</span>

1 Joaquim - by Tacchini (opened in a new window/tab)
2 René - by Salvatori (opened in a new window/tab)
3 Cassie - by Ottan (opened in a new window/tab)
4 Astra - by Studio Raw Material (opened in a new window/tab)
5 Rubber Cyl - by Slash Objects (opened in a new window/tab)
6 April - by Nikari (opened in a new window/tab)
7 Tinct - by Justyna Poplawska (opened in a new window/tab)
8 Side Table 03 - by Charlotte Kidger (opened in a new window/tab)
9 Block - by Alusid (opened in a new window/tab)
10 Upcycled - by FÓLK (opened in a new window/tab)

 
Head over to riivin (opened in a new window/tab) for more sustainable interior design inspiration!

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