How much plastic waste is Confetti repurposing?
Launched in 2018, the Confetti Range designed by Gibson Karlo continues to serve and delight. Using 100% recycled plastic, the collection offers over 20 vibrant and practical indoor/outdoor products that reuse Australian post-consumer plastic waste, saving it from potential disposal to landfill. Confetti is locally produced and each piece is completely unique.
Based on a standard 2L milk bottle (approximately 42gm of HDPE), here's an idea of how much recycled plastic is reused when you purchase some of these Confetti favourites*.
1 Confetti 900D Round Table contains the weight of approximately 342 milk bottles.
1 Confetti Ellipse Dining Table contains the weight of approximately 684 milk bottles.
1 Confetti 380D Stool contains the weight of approximately 130 milk bottles.
1 Confetti Modular Bench contains the weight of approximately 628 milk bottles.
1 Confetti Low 415D Planter contains the weight of approximately 220 milk bottles.
1 Confetti Waste Bin contains the weight of approximately 104 milk bottles.
Photography by Pete Daly
*Weights are a close approximation.
Confetti Planters, images courtesy of Zenith Interiors. Photo credit: Haydn Cattach.
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.