Donar - Furniture from recycled felt

Donar Nicoless
Type of organisation or company
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Project elaborated in partnership
Submitted by
Andrés Madero
Start/End date
Karla Prelog

Donar follows the Cradle-to-Cradle model with design thinking (double-diamond) principles and focusing on design management.

Rather than being limited to aesthetics, the company focuses on products’ social impact. Donar’s design is a response to the overwhelming growth of consumerism.

Products that show best practice are NicoLess, ChatLoop, and Collodi, all made from recycled felt (PES), using trash as an industrial material of the future.

The Donar process keeps in mind the objective of the EU's 7th Environment Action Programme and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

The company received the Green Product Award in 2018 and the Circular Design of the Year Award in 2019.

Main activity field
Main results
  • Designed chairs made out of PET/PES
  • Reduction of the use of primary resources, about 15 tons a year
  • Expected reuse of about 15 tons of plastic
  • Application of the thermoformation process.