LifestyleGarden® wins SOLEX Sustainability Award for the second year running

Monday, July 24, 2023

At LifestyleGarden®, we are delighted to be taking home the Best Sustainable Product Award for our brand-new Onyx chair at SOLEX 2023; securing the sought-after title for the second year in a row. It is the third time we have won an award at SOLEX for our game-changing products.

We debuted Onyx at SOLEX 2023, giving the industry a first glimpse of this exciting new generation of recycled furniture and the next chapter in the brand’s Social Plastic® journey. As well as winning the title for Best Sustainable Product at the show, The Onyx also came second in the category for Best Furniture Product. 

Made from Social Plastic® – a Plastic Bank initiative that recycles waste material collected by those in the most vulnerable coastal communities in exchange for tokens that help lift them out of poverty – the Onyx chair features all the same environmental and social benefits, whilst also providing exciting new sales opportunities for retailers.  

Stackable, recyclable (including the aluminium legs), and with each chair utilising the equivalent of 155 plastic bottles, this new collection is perfect for both indoor and outdoor, as well as contract use. An aluminium matching table will also be manufactured to complete the look. The Onyx collection will be available in burnt orange, mint green, cream and sky blue. 

The SOLEX judging panel praised the space-saving properties of Onyx, as a stackable version of LifestyleGarden®’s best-selling chairs made from recycled plastic”. They also enjoyed the fact that the legs of the new chairs are made from recyclable aluminium, further supporting the circular economy. 

It is the second year in a row that LifestyleGarden® has bagged the award, with the Nassau collection powered by Social Plastic® named Best Sustainable New Product in 2022. It was the first time that we showcased this game-changing recycled material. Meanwhile, in Solex 2019, we won the Best New Product Award with our DuraOcean® chairs, which form part of the popular Nassau range. The prize for this year’s award included £1,000 marketing in trade title Garden Trade News.  

The team from the Eden Project was also by our side at the show to bring this groundbreaking new launch to market together and celebrate the value of a partnership that makes such environmentally conscious innovations possible. With the added endorsement of the Eden Project, the credentials of this new product are guaranteed. 

ScanCom International CEO Stig Maasbol commented:

“We are extremely proud to win the Best Sustainable Product at SOLEX for the second year running. The show has been a great platform for us to launch exciting innovations in outdoor furniture and we welcome the judges’ comments about our new Onyx chair.” 

He continued:

“We are gradually introducing more and more recycled and re-introduced material into our own production, which will become more prevalent in the future. At the very heart of everything we do at LifestyleGarden® are our efforts to improve what we do with materials, so it is rewarding to receive this industry recognition.” 

LifestyleGarden® & ScanCom International Commercial Director (UK & Ireland), Paul Cohen said of the win:

“We are truly honoured to again receive this accolade in recognition for the work that we all do here at ScanCom and LifestyleGarden® behind the scenes in order to create products that are not only beautiful but are functional and manufactured in the right way! After the runaway success of the Nassau chair, our Designer, Inbal Kahaner, listened to the feedback we have received and has now created an additional chair that also stacks and has full aluminium legs, so it is completely maintenance free.” 

Paul concluded:

“Feedback from visitors at the show also confirmed that the colour palette we have chosen is spot on and on trend, so we are now looking forward to replicating the success of the Nassau range with our exciting new Onyx chair!” 

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