Good As New — Butter Celebrates 10 Years

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Butter Collection | Recycled Plastic Furniture | Indoor Outdoor Waterproof | Gibson Karlo | DesignByThem

The Butter Range has turned 10 and to celebrate we're introducing a brand new colour — Clay. Created in 2011 as DBT's first furniture collection by founders Sarah Gibson and Nicholas Karlovasitis, Butter has become known for its playfulness, durability and longevity. Made from up to 80% recycled plastic, the range has stood the test of time.


"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.


Clay Butter Chair and Stool | Recycled Plastic Furniture | Indoor Outdoor Waterproof | Gibson Karlo | DesignByThem

Introducing, Clay


Butter welcomes Clay into its colourway, adding a natural warm hue into the recycled plastic mix. Robust in function and design, the collection offers a geometric and pared-back aesthetic that has remained unique and timeless.


Blue Butter Chair | Recycled Plastic Furniture | Indoor Outdoor Waterproof | Gibson Karlo | DesignByThem

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.


Butter Seat and Coffee Table | Recycled Plastic Furniture | Indoor Outdoor Waterproof | Gibson Karlo | DesignByThem

Everyday, Everywhere


Black Butter Chair | Recycled Plastic Furniture | Indoor Outdoor Waterproof | Gibson Karlo | DesignByThem
White Butter Seat | Recycled Plastic Furniture | Indoor Outdoor Waterproof | Gibson Karlo | DesignByThem
Sage Butter Stool and Bar Stool | Recycled Plastic Furniture | Indoor Outdoor Waterproof | Gibson Karlo | DesignByThem
Black Butter Bench | Recycled Plastic Furniture | Indoor Outdoor Waterproof | Gibson Karlo | DesignByThem
Grey Butter Stool and Bar Stool | Recycled Plastic Furniture | Indoor Outdoor Waterproof | Gibson Karlo | DesignByThem
Butter Chair and Stool and Bar Stool | Recycled Plastic Furniture | Indoor Outdoor Waterproof | Gibson Karlo | DesignByThem
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Photography by Pete Daly.


Meet the Designers


  • GIBSON KARLO

    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.

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