Reusing materials that would otherwise be thrown away, in an innovative and ingenious way has excited this generation of designers who see sustainability at the core of their work.

In the past year, just a few groundbreaking recycled designs include IKEA launching a kitchen made from recycled plastic bottles and Viktor & Rolf using fabrics leftover from past collection to create their Autumn Winter 2016 collection.

Slovakian designer Šimon Kern's Beleaf created a chair created from a mixture of recycled leaves and bio-resin, whilst Brooks + Scarpa recycled cardboard tubes and paper for the interior of Aesop's Los Angeles store. Dutch designer Nienke Hoogvliet even created a collection of furniture made from recycled toilet paper.

Recycled and reclaimed materials are not a passing fad, they prove that now is the time to not only think outside of the (cardboard) box but to also design something new with it. Inspired by this, check out some recycled interiors below and get the look on Barnebys.

Back to school


The clever design of chairs created for schools which were stackable and lightweight for carrying from room to room has become an interior favorite. The simplicity and functionality of these chairs means they are versatile, with designers choosing to leave them in their distressed state or giving them a fresh look with quirky paint jobs.





The slim design of retro school lockers make the ideal storage solution for small apartments. Half-size, full-size, standing alone or even in a row of 10, these cabinets  mixed with other pieces blend perfectly into any space.

Dust off those knuckle joints



Exposed knuckle joints have become a standout look in contemporary interiors. Gone are the days these were banished to factories and industrial buildings, interior designers today are featuring knuckle joint accents in kitchens and studies.


All pieces featured will be part Pro Auction's auction on July 18, 2017.