Online presentation of the Zero Waste Bistro exhibition project

September 15, 18:00



September 15, 18:00

In 2018, as part of the Manhattan design fair WantedDesign, a pop-up cafe project Zero Waste Bistro was presented. The concept of the project initiated by the Institute of Finland in New York, was based on the principles and work of the Finnish restaurant Nolla - the first restaurant in Scandinavia and Finland with zero waste production.

The entire interior and tableware of the Zero Waste Bistro were made from recycled materials, produced by the Finnish company Durat. For over 30 years Durat has been manufacturing and fabricating solid surface material which contains recycled post industrial plastics. The factory uses approximately 30% industrial scrap plastic for manufacturing products that are 100% recyclable. Durable and easy to maintain, Durat is ideal for all kinds of interiors, from bathrooms and kitchens to public spaces.

The presentation of the Zero Waste Bistro project will be attended by Durat CEO Heikki Karppinen and Kaarina Gould, former director of the Finnish Institute in New York and program director of World Design Capital Helsinki 2012, and currently project manager of the new Museum of Architecture and Design in Helsinki. Director of the Finnish Institute in Sr. Petersburg, Sani Kontula-Webb, will moderate the discussion.


The presentation is part of Nordic Weeks festival, which takes place in St. Petersburg from September 10 to October 10, 2021.

Photo: © Nicholas Calcott