The Qu’bequoise CNI Furniture company has designed an overwhelmingly large collection of environmentally-friendly interiors. They utilize exotic vegetable fibers and cruelty-free upholsteries to create elegant, contemporary furnishings and lighting. The Alto chair, shown here, is made of hand-woven raffia or abaca, with a nickel-finished chrome base and animal-free ultrasuede cushion. This chair definitely looks akin to the my-first-apartment Ikea chair, but with a weight and texture that gives it an organic, unique character. You can view the 100+ pieces of the CNI collection at their (somewhat rudimentary) website, and detailed info is available upon request. It’s always nice to stumble across a company whose ecological standards and design sensibilities are equally matched.
link: CNI Furniture