It’s sustainability week this week and we have just delivered our first Plastic Whale Circular Furniture. One of the boardroom tables has been placed at the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management where State Secretary Stientje van Veldhoven, in the presence of Vepa director Janwillem de Kam and Marius Smit of Plastic whale, took the table into use.
Vepa Felt chair: winner Green Product Award.
After claiming a field of 400 submissions from 25 countries and joining the Green Selection, our chair made from PET bottles is now officially Green Product Award winner
Felt, our chair made from PET bottles made it into this year’s Green Product Selection and is nominated for the Green Product Award 2018. Since 2013, the Green Product Award has awarded innovative, sustainable design products for sustainable consumption.
Royal DSM, a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials, has launched a collaboration with Vepa, a leader in project furniture design. The aim of this collaboration is to further demonstrate the value of powder coating technology as an operationally convenient and sustainable alternative to solvent-based liquid coating technology for heat-sensitive substrates like MDF and other wood products.
INSIDE/INSIDE is the number one central platform with detailed information on the sustainability and circularity of interior. Users can select materials and sustainable interior projects, search for detailed information and compare data on the environmental and health impact. Vepa - as part of Green Furniture Circle - has joined INSIDE/INSIDE as a founding partner. During a lunch reading at the MaterialXperience 2018 we will discuss this.
Stop talking, let’s start doing! In an effort to help solve the current plastic waste problem, Dutch organizations Vepa and Plastic Whale launch Plastic Whale Circular Furniture: high-end office furniture that is made from Amsterdam canal plastic. What makes the collection special and unique is that the raw material used to manufacture the products has been fished out of the Amsterdam canals themselves.
At Vepa, we prevent a lot of waste thanks to clever product development, but we are not completely free from waste (yet). Following circular initiatives such as our Moi and Units benches with a core made from saw waste and our Felt chairs made from recycled PET bottles, we also have a new destination for our residual material: Zooi.
Our presence at Design District was inspiring! We have had meaningful conversations, were given input on our new products and ..... received a lot of enthusiastic reactions. Eye catchers were the new bi-colour Felt chair and our unique sit-stand work station ParQ. The Felt chair is one of a kind thanks to the shell of recycled PET bottles. And now even more unique.....
With an investment of more than 6 million euros, Vepa Project Furniture in Hoogeveen has significantly expanded its state-of-the-art machinery. “We really need the additional production capacity to meet the increased demand and to accelerate throughput times”, says director Janwillem de Kam. “Because Vepa is growing, against the current economic trend on the market. In addition to growing in our own country
Felt gives new life to waste.
The end of 60 PET bottles is the beginning of every Felt chair.
Felt is a modern chair made from a new material: recycled PET bottles. 60 PET bottles are given a new life with every seat.
Besides being a feast for the eyes, this innovative material also benefits the environment. The sound absorbing ability is another positive feature.
Typical for our project service.
The move-in and installation shown in this time-lapse is a good demonstration of the structured delivery and assembly of Vepa furniture.
From empty space to operable office in one minute: Check out the time-lapse Vepa move-in on our YouTube-channel.