Studio ThusThat wanted to give new life to overlooked elements, such as the byproducts of the copper industry. This is to present them as a low-carbon alternative to concrete.

The This is Copper furniture collection is made utilizing a dusty black-sand which comes from copper recycler Metallo in Belgium. The collection presents a variety of objects such as chairs, lamps, and mirrors.

What they use is one particular waste, which is called slag, and it’s the impurities that are left once the copper smelting process is over.

The slag is first melted then poured into water, allowing it to cool quickly in order to form the raw material which will be later utilized to create the amazing furniture.

The material has numerous advantages when compared to cement: it boasts a high resistance to heat and shock, corrosion and it has better durability.