At Form & Refine we aim to find ways of minimizing our impact on the environment and this is the case from the beginning to the completion of our manufacturing process.

With our OffCuts line we have set about making use of the discarded materials used in our wood and textile manufacturing.

Our purpose with the OffCuts is to create upcycled / circular products that unlock the full potential of the very valuable materials we use.

Form & Refine x Kvadrat Fabrics x Sorensen Leather

We have began a unique collaboration with two premium companies – Kvadrat Fabrics and Sorensen Leather. Off cuts are an inevitable occurence in their production process. In a company like Kvadrat for instance, customer-specific solutions are often requested making it impossible to completely avoid leaving leftover material. The offcuts from Sorensen Leather come from their furniture upholstery production and are either ordinary offcuts or second sorting with minor imperfections.

To be able to deliver a fully sustainable product we also deliver postive social impact. We work closely with the social workshop at the Hans Knudsen Institute (HKI), based in Copenhagen. HKI is an institution that helps people who have difficulties finding themselves a place within the Danish job market.

The bags are produced by hand by the workforce of HKI. We are happy to work with these great and skillful people and support the work they do and the social impact of the institute.

Only a limited run of each bag is ever produced due. These can be purchased from selected dealers.

Form & Refine x Wood OffCuts

In collaboration with our local joinery we have taken by-products of their production and upcycled the material to create new designs.

Furniture products of larger sizes like tables and benches end up with a certain amount of offcuts. They come in a variety of sizes which makes them more difficult to reuse for most further production. Some workshops use the wood leftovers for their own heating while others sell it on – mainly for local firewood.

The quality is still second to none, and in line with our values, we appreciate the materials we work with. That means we accept and applaud the natural and varied expressions of wood. Therefore, each piece of furniture will always have its very own distinctive traits depending on the grains, knots and colourations of the wood. Not only does this frame of mind support our vision of sustainability, it also honors the idiosyncrasies of the natural material.

The first design in our Wood OffCut line is the Leaf Shelving System by the Finish designer Jonas Lutz.

Why Offcuts?

Upcycling, also known as creative reuse, is the process of transforming by-products, waste materials, unloved leftovers into new materials or products of better quality and environmental value.

By using offcuts to create new products, we give unused materials new life as part of a functional and beautiful design.