Series 3. Eco Icon No.5

Miss Rio‘ Flip flop’Ottoman by Karin Wittmann Wilsmann






Designer  Karin Wittmann Wilsmann has breathed a ‘second life’ into post summer redundant flip flops by creating a vibrarant, colorful, fun item with a serious back story. The Miss Rio Ottoman  is like an oversized ,fun, pom pom while achieving eco-friendly status being made  out of  the  soft rubber of recycled flip flops.

In addition to keeping industrial leftovers out of landfills, Miss Rio repurposes the soft rubber without any further manufacturing. The raw material is used as is without the need for further processes..

Together with Braziliian company Gueto , Karin Wittmann Wilsmann’s design is manufactured by an organization that provide work for otherwise unemployed craftspeople from the local community. A smart, ecological design, Miss Rio provides comfortable, firm seating and is suitable for outdoor use (although colors may fade if exposed to sunlight for extended periods).

So comfy, fun, eco and fairtrade….looks good and feels good….definitely achieving eco icon status from where I’m sitting…..actually on a Miss Rio…..

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