In the most basic of senses, we are a furniture company. But at
Pentatonic, we’re here to do something different – if we weren’t, there
would be no point in us being here at all. We’re turning problems into
opportunities; landfill into lifestyle; trash into treasure. Last year,
more than 480 billion plastic bottles were bought around the world –
equivalent to 20,000 per second, or 1.2 million every minute. The
numbers are equally mind-bending for aluminium cans and glass bottles,
but despite all efforts to date, the majority of these objects end up
outside the recycling system, in the ground, in our oceans, washed up on
distant island beaches, forming waterborne masses so vast that they
almost constitute islands in themselves. This casual, excessive
consumption has the potential to destroy us, but there is a better way
forward. We have the means of saving the planet while not just
preserving, but improving the quality of our lives.
Here’s where we come in.
Pentatonic, we invent new materials using the world’s most abundant and
dangerous resource – human trash – and we do so without compromising an
inch on design, performance or function. We can turn yesterday’s
drinking bottles into beautiful, ergonomically designed chairs. We can
turn your cracked smartphone screen into high-end glassware. Our
engineers and designers have over 15 years’ experience in creating
revolutionary material solutions; planet-saving, design-led alternatives
to virgin materials. Man has already produced enough plastic and glass
to fulfil our needs forever – it’s all out there, it’s just a case of
reincarnating rather than burying it. And with enough creativity, each
incarnation can be better than the last – with less impact. Waste
doesn't end up in the earth, the environment isn't destroyed from
resource extraction and recycled products have a lower carbon footprint
than those from virgin materials.
From strong but elegant
furniture frames, to soft, tactile luxury fabrics, we are using the
contents of your bin to create exceptional, future-proof products for
your home or office.
Waste not. Want. Pentatonic.