“Most people don’t have space in their home for multiple large, unsightly bins – that goes for us too – and recycling things like cardboard and plastics takes up a lot of space,” says Enni Karikoski, who now runs the family business Niimaar alongside her mother and sister. “And so, we came up with a convenient piece of furniture that holds and hides your recycling but also works as a seat, a shelf or a table.” She continues: “We wanted the Ecosmol to be practical, to be made of high-quality materials, and to have a bold, clean aesthetic – the classic Nordic design principle – and were lucky enough to get the award-winning Finnish designer Harri Koskinen on board. He designed a product that we’re really proud of: a durable, sturdy but easily movable bin made of sustainable Finnish birch, with three adjustable compartments.”

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