Trash chic

Claire Rendall and Van de Sant have collaborated to create a new range of eco-friendly yacht and garden furniture from salvaged ocean plastic.

Photography by CLAIRE RENDALL

23 July 2017


It is estimated that eight million tons of plastic enter our oceans every year. Currently around five trillions pieces of plastic is out there. Interior designer Claire Rendall outlines on her website that the answer to the problem of plastic waste is two-fold. Firstly, cease manufacturing and discarding of excessive plastic, and secondly to empty out and recycle it.

In 2016 Rendell was approached by the founder of Van de Sant, Robert Milder, to develop a new range of furniture made from ocean plastic.

The Van de Sant brand has always advocated for the protection of the marine ecosystem. Their mission of helping the global environmental situation and contributing to combatting environmental issues, especially with regards to the sea, began years ago. Through Van de Sant oceans across the world are cleaned and salvaged for remaining plastic that is then transformed into beautiful furniture.


The new “Claire Rendall for VAN DE SANT” Collection of eco-friendly furnishings consists of stunning and comfortable sofas, garden chairs and tables.

Even though the collection has all been created from salvaged ocean plastic the furniture is still elegant and of excellent quality.



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