Focus on : The £9.99 Collection
Launched in time for Christmas 2017, our £9.99 collection marked the start of a new approach to waste in the Lozi workshop. Even though our makers work tirelessly to reduce our waste, it is impossible to not have certain amount of unused and thus "wasted" raw materials left over from manufacturing. From the start our waste has been lower than industry average thanks to clever manufacturing processes and thorough planning however that was not enough.
If you cannot avoid a certain amount of raw materials remaining unused after production, how do you further reduce your environmental impact?
And that is how we came up with the £9.99 collection.
If you cannot avoid some waste, then re-use said waste and turn it into a beautiful, practical and ethical collection of small products, all made by repurposing our offcuts and materials wasted during production.
Our environment is precious and we waste too much in our every day lives. This collection aims to challenge our approach to waste, viewing it as full of beauty and potential rather than disposable and unnecessary. By imagining creative ways to re-use and re purpose it, we can further minimise our impact on the environment and reassess our daily consumption in the process.
These clever pieces are designed to be elegant objects, useful in everyday life. The same care, quality and attention to detail expected from a larger Lozi piece can be found in this collection, giving a new lease of life to materials that would otherwise have been thrown away.
Inspired by the incredible efficiency of a technique called "Sheet Nesting", used by makers from the 1950's for cutting plywood pieces, as seen in Christopher Wilke's inspiring new book on plywood, each of these seven pieces has been specifically designed with a waste material in mind.
The Magic Ruler, Morabaraba Game, Coasters and Mini Plant Pot are all made from pieces of plywood boards we use to create in the majority of our made to order pieces. We have recently been using Smile Plastics amazing sheets of recycled single use plastic products for some bespoke orders, and the white coasters are made from remnants of those sheets. The Picture Click is made of solid oak from the legs of the Rio Chair and Shelving System, the Bag Handle and Wall Flower from pliable sheets of veneer used to create the curved joints in the shelving system and as decorative veneers in many pieces. The test tube from the Wall Flower and the small magnets hidden in the Picture Clicks are the only pieces in the entire collection that had to be bought specifically.
Each piece is priced at £9.99, with a multi-buy purchase of 2 pieces for £18 or 4 pieces for £35. These prices include delivery via Royal Mail if purchased online.
Beautiful plywood presents that help save the environment, it is guilt free shopping with Lozi’s £9.99 collection.