This Brooklyn-based label is paving its own sustainable path with furniture and homeware designs made from 100% recycled content
Photography courtesy of Particle
Founded by Krissy Harbert and Amanda Rawlings in 2020, the duo is on a mission to repurpose post-consumer and post-industrial waste materials into architecturally inspired objects and furniture.
Harnessing their collective desire for beauty and sustainability, the pair embarked on a journey that explores the profound relationship between spaces, objects, and wellbeing.
Photography courtesy of Particle featuring the I Got Your Back Chair
The result, Particle, operates in two distinct sectors: HOME, offering a curated collection of pre-designed furniture and home products, and STUDIO, specialising in bespoke designs and collaborative projects.
Their latest collection fittingly takes its design cues from architecture (both hold professional degrees in architecture and interior architecture), and is made from 100% recycled content from used sneakers and footwear material.
Produced in New York and Portugal, Particle’s collection – which comprises multicoloured coasters, cork and white shoe sole placemats and a plywood chair – is not only sustainable but also designed to ignite imagination and creativity.
Photography courtesy of Particle featuring black and multicolour EDPM placemats and coasters
‘Our inspiration for our Homewares Capsule Collection stems from the colour trends of past footwear collections,’ explains Rawlings. ‘Recognising the potential in the industry’s waste as each season changes and new trends begin, we sought to transform it into a captivating assortment that aligns with our aesthetic vision for our homeware collection.’
‘Whether someone is a design enthusiast, fashion aficionado, streetwear devotee, or simply looking to inject some fun into their lives, we aim to offer a product line that is relatable and approachable,’ adds Harbert.
‘We recognise that life is messy, and in our efforts to reduce waste and repurposed materials, we want our customers to feel free to let loose and have fun with our designs without worrying about being too precious or delicate. Our goal is to inspire creativity and spontaneity while simultaneously promoting sustainability and eco-consciousness.’