Last week I experienced the product called Xbrick – a sustainable modular furniture. That was positively unexpected, since just not long ago I was writing about the outdoor furniture trends, where I also mentioned both sustainable and modular options.
It was a casual invitation to an outdoor concert with some cocktails in the late afternoon in Berlin and the organizers made a wonderful seating solution. They distributed the seating bricks to the audience, and we made ourselves comfortable and enjoyed the concert. But I can’t ignore the fact how incredibly comfortable those seating bricks were.
So, we had to google to find what they are made of and found the company wd3 design that produces the bricks (Xbrick).
According to the specifications, the seating bricks are made of 100% recyclable pure expanded polypropylene (EPP). The patented laser process makes the bricks so comfortable as the surface has a beautiful structure.
Funny to say, but it feels so nice to touch it! The bricks were super light, only 1,4 kg and easy to carry and move around. On each side of the brick there is a grip hole. You either carry the brick by holding the hole (remember we used to play billiards?), but also it is used to attach bricks to each other with a nice extra accessory X-connector.
Besides the Xbricks, the company produces add-ons. For example, you can use the Xbricks with a board to create a bench or an office desk. There is also a nice invention – an X-tseat, a wooden piece that converts the brick into a small one-person desk. I wish we could use them in classrooms at the university.
The price of the black Xbrick is 98 €, which I find very reasonable. Go ahead, check them out and perhaps you will find new creative ways to use sustainable modular furniture.
Photos by Xbrick