MHSG Green Open Homes event hosts and organisers have visited the EDGE eco-materials library and showroom on Marylebone Road to find out more about what’s on the green building market.
Claiming to be London’s first sustainable construction and design showroom, it’s a place for sustainable material suppliers and specifiers to connect, with a meeting room for hosting events.
We were shown a range of stylish products made from lower-carbon materials including stacking cement stools and lampshades created from waste coffee grounds.
Construction materials included boarding for counters and walls recycled from fish scales, and real stone quarried in Norway and transported by rail and sea. Lushly-planted green wall units caught the eye – again made from recycled materials.
Circular production was a key theme, with suppliers pledging to take back and recycle products at the end of their useful lives. Some are committing to recording materials data in ‘material passports’ to aid recycling, recovery and reuse.
The currently high prices mean customers are mainly commercial – restaurants, offices, hotels. They could be pioneer users of what could be household materials of the future.
Visits are by appointment – find out more about the showroom here.
This autumn will see MHSG’s 10th season of Green Open Homes events – watch this site for details.