Milan Design Week 2019
Whether you’re looking to build a table, a cabinet - or an entire house – you need materials you can trust; that look and feel natural; and that nourish and protect without harming the environment.
With designers increasingly looking to create eco-friendly furniture, doesn’t it make sense to use natural materials to coat them?
During the Milan Design Week, our Decovery® brand was featured at Marie Claire Maison, a fully furnished two-storey house - a tribute to the world of materials, demonstrating expertise in style, innovation and functionally. Our contribution? A beautiful table coated with Decovery® telling a sustainable story.
Our Decovery® team had an inspiring and insightful week trying to discover what architects and designers are up to, to design a more sustainable future.
What designers and architects are saying about designing a greener future
“I think the coating looks fantastic and like that’s made of plant waste. I really appreciated this kind of act, saving the planet from self-destruction.”
“As a designer I can design the future and our future should be sustainable.”
Design Student Politecnico di Milano
“I’m in search for bio-based materials. They are hard to find. It’s not common knowledge. When we do research it’s not easy to find materials that are eco-friendly.“
“I design eco-friendly furniture that needs proper coating for protection and appearance. I’m really interested in a plant-based coating.”
Interior Designer at Bottega Pitti
“Sustainability is fundamental and it is the future of the design and architecture world.”
“Sustainability is important, it is our job as future architects to design for sustainability. Sustainability is about looking things in new ways. How to reuse materials that were seen as waste before and innovating using new materials.”
Julie Sabel, Juliette Eon, Adelaide Machard & Orianne Filippozza
“We have to change the way people value products. They value stuff that they buy from far away countries, but actually it’s just a waste. Today every choice I have is about our responsibilities to develop a better and sustainable world. All the projects from the beginning to the end have to be a sustainable in every single detail, every material and furniture.”
Karim and Khristian Ceballos
Architects - KJS Architecture
“I think normal coatings damage the environment so for us its really good to have sustainable options. Sometimes I design wooden furniture but it’s hard to find natural materials to finish it.”
Decovery® – Milan Design Week 2019
Davide Niego, DSM Resins & Functional Materials & Marco Buttafava, Sales Director IVM Chemicals
Tim Gratzke, Mechteld van Wezel & Ruben Pleijzier, DSM Resins & Functional Materials
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Frequently asked questions
Right now Decovery® is being used in the Building & Construction and Furniture markets but it has potential to be used in several others (in packaging, for example).
In Building & Construction it can be used for walls & ceiling, façade & exterior walls; doors & panels and window frames and flooring. It can also be used for regular and kids’ furniture and kitchen cabinets.
The short answer is yes. It delivers an excellent finish with outstanding durability and no yellowing effect (as associated with traditional alkyd-based) coatings. It’s easy to apply and use, contains zero-to-low VOCs, and delivers a carbon footprint reduction of up to 34% based on replacing crude oil with plants.