The Butter Collection by Gibson Karlo is a Good Design Award Gold Winner! Created over 10 years ago, Butter is a testament to using sustainability and materiality as a source of innovation. Made from 100% recycled post-consumer flat sheets, Butter has become known for its sustainable production method as well as its playfulness, durability and functionality (indoors and outdoors), truly standing the test of time.
“Ahead of its time with its original production, the robust Butter Range is simply proof that sustainability can be design-driven and playfully edgy.”
— Good Design Awards Australia Jury
"The Butter range is close to our hearts, being our first-ever furniture piece, it has sustained and informed the direction of our work, using sustainability as a source of innovation and remaining true to a product's materiality. Ten years on, we’re pleased to see that it remains just as relevant and even more important today."
— Sarah Gibson & Nicholas Karlovasitis, designers.
Outdoor-friendly, UV Stable, Waterproof
Available in 9 different colours, the collection includes chairs, low stools, bar stools, benches, lounge seats and coffee tables that can be used inside or out.
Photography by Pete Daly.
Meet the Designers
Designers Sarah Gibson and Nicholas Karlovasitis established DesignByThem in 2007 after graduating as Industrial Designers at the University of Technology Sydney. As co-directors and industrial designers, the two design products for DesignByThem and have grown the company to include a curated collection of furniture, accessories and lighting from a stellar cohort of Australian designers.
Nicholas and Sarah believe highly in education, both previous lecturers at the University of Technology Sydney and are continuously involved in design panels and industry talks across Australia. They have won multiple awards, exhibited and worked on projects internationally, and have had their work acquired by the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences.