CooLoo Circular Canopy
We believe that beautiful, high-quality design and art can be created sustainably within a circular economy. Shaping a better world by thinking circular! With our collaborators and partners, we bring people together and inspire international companies and designers to close the circle.
Waste materials from the leather, cork, linoleum, pearl-glass and even banknotes are being re-used to create unique and innovative art and design. CooLoo Circular Canopy shows how you can create stylish and durable products with the use of waste materials, and showcases groundbreaking technology of collaborators that allows to design out waste entirely. A new economy is on the horizon.
CooLoo and Thed Konings have brought together companies, institutions, designers, artists and architects who are already working on circular solutions. To challenge their thinking about what design can be in the future and to share this with the creative industry and society at large. Take a look at the collaborators page and get to know the companies and designers involved. Not all we do is perfect yet … but this group is leading the change to close the circle.
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic we are seeing, in a very brutal and confronting way, that our old globalized and linear models are not feasible for the future. We also have to steer away from the path of cheap outsourcing with large supply chains to gain small profits.
The Salone del Mobile has been postponed to April 2021 due to the implications of the pandemic on our interconnected world. This emphasizes our sustainable and circular message, in a more stringent way than ever before. We will keep moving forward to keep closing circles together.