It was at Maison & Objet in Paris – one of the most important design, decoration and lifestyle fairs worldwide – in January 2018 that we have presented our brand together with our debut-collection for the first time.
We had worked for more than two years on that – researching, designing, material testing, prototype testing – and we had finally arrived at the result: a four piece collection of kid-sized design furniture entirely made out of recycled plastic toys. It was such an exciting moment when we set up our first stand at Maison & Objet to show our result to the world. The morning of the first opening day we came there some minutes earlier with a mix of feelings: will people like our collection? Will they recognize all the effort we had put into this project? How will they respond to our brand ecoBirdy?
After 5 exciting and extremely busy fair days we could finally take a deep breath and look back at a very successful launch of our brand. There were so many interested people that had visited our stand and appreciated our story and efforts we had put into it. Dezeen had mentioned ecoBirdy between the 10 best furniture launches from Maison&Objet 2018 and published a dedicated article about our story and so did designboom. After our very successful first year – receiving design prices, invitations to be part of many international exhibitions and more publications than we could have ever imagined – we were even mentioned between the top 10 furniture designs of 2018, by dezeen.
We couldn’t have asked for a better start for ecoBirdy and will keep putting all our effort to continue like this in the future.