Following an in-depth two-year study period exploring how to sustainably recycle plastic toys, ecoBirdy started to create beautiful design furniture that is entirely made of recycled plastic waste and can easily be recycled again. Based in Belgium’s fashion and design capital, Antwerp, the designers have created a whole system from the collection and recycling of old, unused plastic toys to the design and production of the furniture. An accompanying storybook and school-programme has been designed to introduce youngsters to the concept of circular design and inspire them to contribute to a more sustainable future.


Since 2016, VANESSA YUAN and JORIS VANBRIEL manage their own brand ecoBirdy, based in Antwerp. ecoBirdy is an award-winning design brand founded on the commitment to respect and cherish the Earth’s precious resources.




Antwerp, Belgium