This Terrazzo-Inspired Table Is Actually Made of Recycled Plastic

published May 12, 2020
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Making good on its mission to prioritize sustainability in its designs, Detroit-based furniture brand Floyd has teamed up with manufacturing studio THING THING with the release of a limited-edition collaborative project that consists of one-of-a-kind handmade tables.

The pieces are revamped versions of Floyd’s signature Side Table design, but with a twist. These feature handmade surfaces that are made entirely out of locally-sourced post-industrial plastics, a process that took place in THING THING’s studio. Meanwhile, the table legs are made of powder-coated U.S. steel, the same material that is featured prominently in Floyd’s main collection.

The tables are available in two artsy, terrazzo-esque colorways: There’s Cake, a white high density polyethylene surface with multicolor accents that was created using toy factory plastic remnants. Then there’s Galaxy, a black and multicolor polypropylene plastic surface made from automotive factory scraps. Just 75 were made for the collection, and they retail for $345 each.

On the partnership with THING THING, Floyd CEO and Co-founder Kyle Hoff tells Surface Mag, “They really understand what it takes to give plastics a second life. We’ve learned a ton about materiality and new production techniques that we can potentially apply in the future.” 

Previously, Floyd went public with its goal of reducing packing materials and eliminating single use plastics in its production process; using at least 70 percent of material that comes from either recycled or renewable sources; using 100 percent Forest Stewardship Council-certified wood in all of its products, and measuring, tracking and reducing greenhouse gas emissions across the company’s supply chain. The company aims to meet these expectations by 2025.