Philosophy

Circular Economy

In a Circular Economy there is no waste.  Circular economies operate by diverting waste streams generated by industrial, commercial or household processes and using these materials as resource inputs for other processes or purposes.  The inherent value of materials are realized and accounted for whether as biological nutrients, or technical nutrients.  Circular economies eliminate waste production by continually recycling or upcycling products and bi-products. 

Recycling  refers to converting waste into reusable material, typically by returning the material to a previous stage in a cyclic process. Typically this converts used materials into items of equal or lower value for resale, such original paper derived from trees that is recycled for another generation of use.   

Upcycling refers to converting a waste material into something that has greater value. As an upcycling business, PortalDesigns sources old solid wood doors that are destined for landfill and converts them into rustic, yet elegant furniture. 

For more information about Circular Economies we recommend you visit the Ellen McArthur Foundation.

Original Door

Original Door

Finished Tables

Finished Tables

INTERESTED IN OUR PRODUCTS?

Since each door that we work with is unique, our furniture is one of kind.  We offer custom designs to suit your taste. If you are interested in learning more about our products or process, please complete the Contact Us inquiry form. If you would like to see some of our tables in person, we have pieces on display at a retail location.