Zero Waste Bistro was a pop-up concept for NYCxDESIGN at WantedDesign designed by Linda Bergoth who co-curated the space with Harri Koskinen. The project marked the official launch of Durat's new Palace Collection, which was created in collaboration with design agency Most Collective. The stunning collection of terrazzo solid surfaces combines recycled content with luxurious raw earth minerals and natural colour pigments.
The bistro, presented by the Finnish Cultural Institute in New York, featured a creative palette of upcycled and recyclable materials that won the project Frame's Sustainability Award 2019. Zero Waste Bistro was furnished with pieces designed and made to last. The bespoke communal table and tableware, also designed by Linda Bergot, were all made with delectable colours from The Palace Collection. The temporary dining experience featured food from Restaurant Nolla utilising locally sourced ingredients and food system byproducts, while Kotkamills provided custom cups made from cartonboard with no PE plastic, making them fully repulpable or compostable.
Following the spirit of zero waste, all the materials used in the project were re-used. After the pop-up, the walls were donated to Parsons School of Design and the wonderful Durat table found a new home at the Cooper Hewitt Museum.
Photography by Nicholas Calcott.