At WantedDesign Manhattan during NYCxDesign 2018, designer Linda Bergroth partnered with the Finnish Cultural Institute and the Finnish Design Shop to design an impressive pop-up restaurant called Zero Waste Bistro. Like its name suggests, everything in the blue-speckled interior—from walls to table to Artek stools— can be reused or recycled.
The arched blue walls are constructed from rewall naked board, a material made from food container waste. Meanwhile, the long dining table is built from a material called Durat, a polyester surface material that’s combined with granulated post-industrial waste to give it a speckled appearance. Alvar Aalto’s stools provide seating, while his Hand Grenade pendants dangle above.