Reddie Furniture turns trash into treasure with new Jeparah collection

Kaycee Enerva

Kaycee Enerva

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Australian retailer Reddie Furniture is taking a step towards a more circular economy by using 100 per cent reclaimed solid and recycled plastics in its latest collection.

The new Jeparah collection highlights the skilled craftsmanship of the brand’s Indonesian production team, transforming recycled materials such as reworked plastics and premium reclaimed solid teak wood into refined furniture.

Established in 2015, the Sydney-based furniture company was founded by Caroline Olah to address the challenges of sourcing flexible and eco-conscious designer commercial furniture. 

The company intercepts waste destined for landfills and uses offcuts from its production processes while creating uniquely characterful, made-to-order pieces.

Additionally, by keeping production scaled directly to demand, the business can co-create in alignment with its clients and the broader design community. 

Olah said that the brand believes sustainability is not just a trend but a universal responsibility.

“By embracing reclaimed materials and incorporating them into our design process, we make furniture that tells a story,” she added. 

“People’s perception of reclaimed wood is that it’s rustic and ‘old’ looking, as that’s largely how it’s used in furniture pieces to date as it’s a harder material to work with.”

Kaycee Enerva

Kaycee Enerva

A digital content manager based in the Philippines, Kaycee Enerva has written for multiple publications over several years. A graduate of Computer Science, she exchanged a career in IT to pursue her passion for writing. She's slowly practicing sustainability through period cups, and eating more plant-based food.

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