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Dwell on Design Features More Brilliant Green Design Than Ever
Posted By Haily Zaki On June 29, 2009 @ 2:00 pm In Decorative Objects,Green Home decor,green Interiors,Green Kitchen,Green Products,Los Angeles,New York City | 1 Comment
Inhabitat is happy to report that Dwell on Design , the west coast’s largest modern design event, featured more smart green design than ever before this year. When we walked the floor yesterday with Dwell  Publisher and President Michela O’Connor Abrams (and the carpenter and designer from HGTV’s Carter Can show), it was clear to see that the majority of the companies showcasing their products and services at the three-day festival are paying a great deal more attention to sustainability than in the past. We guestimate that about 80% of the companies there were promoting some kind of green story – in a varying shades, of course. Read on for our highlights from the show!
The Dwell Outdoor exhibit showcased the best of pre-fab with a fun pop-up community. Reclaimed Space ‘s 400sf mini-house extraordinaire was decked out with sexy sustainable interiors designed by Ecofabulous  and Jeffers Design Group.  This diminutive maisonette is made from salvaged Texan woods carrying a bit of its history with it into its new life as a second home or guest house.
Exclusive Tents  makes tent living luxurious, and often come complete with bath tubs and loo, and second floors. They are perfect for people who are building new homes and would prefer to live on-site during construction or those who want to embark on urban safaris in their own backyards.
Also on view in the outdoor pavilion, the newly announced  Dwell Homes Collection . Lindal Cedar Homes  retools the log cabin for modern living and Marmol Radizner offered up some new prefab designs.
In the Kitchen Ecology section, Design Boom  curated an amazing collection of ingenious prototypical designs for the future. From the soil clock by Marieke Staps  to the Grow 1 mini photovoltaics by New York-based S-M-I-T , some of the design ideas are very literal while others are more inventive.
The floor also of course featured all manner of new eco-furnishings for the home. Hero’s RC-1 rain collector  was a favorite. The perforated lace-like frame looks lovely in any garden, but inside it filters rainwater for irrigation and many other purposes. We also spied a great eco-lamp by Boom Design  crafted from old truck parts. An air filter forms the modern shade while brake disks make the base. The cool look was enough to make us stop and ogle for a minute.
Amenity ‘s lovely bedding and new line of bedroom furniture , made from reclaimed wood from local Los Angeles construction sites, is also worth a stop. They also have a line of graphic organic bedding for adults  and tots.
Also of note, Environment ‘s collection of sustainable furniture stood out from the crowd with their army-tent-clad sofa – elegant but totally durable. And if you’ve been searching for the perfect eco-wall covering, definitely check out Astek ‘s eco-friendly UV digital printed products. They have designers on staff to work with clients to come up with custom graphics, and their standard collection of prints is modern and unique. Our favorite was the damask-printed cork. So rad!
We also noticed an increased number of turnkey design/build operations on the floor. From pieceHomes  green, modern, modular homes to Logical Homes  by Peter de Maria  or IC Green’ s shipping container dwellings, and Marmol Radziner’s new prefabs for the Dwell Homes Collection, more architects are combining with builders or becoming builders themselves to create simple, sustainable one-stop shops for consumers looking for green homes.
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URLs in this post:
 Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/?p=36543
 Dwell on Design: http://www.dwellondesign.com
 Dwell: http://www.dwell.com/
 Carter Can : http://www.hgtv.com/carter-can/show/index.html
 Dwell Outdoor : http://www.dwellondesign.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=404&Itemid=275
 Reclaimed Space: http://www.reclaimedspace.com/
 Ecofabulous: http://www.ecofabulous.com
 Jeffers Design Group.: http://www.jeffersdesigngroup.com/
 Exclusive Tents: http://www.exclusivetents.com/
 newly announced: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/culturemonster/2009/06/interesting-timing-dwell-joins-forces-with-marmol-radziner-turkel-design.html
 Dwell Homes Collection: http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/chicago/green-ideas/new-prefab-dwell-homes-by-marmol-radziner-088371?image_id=188661
 Lindal Cedar Homes: http://lindal.com/homes/gallery/dwell_homes.cfm
 Design Boom: http://www.designboom.com
 Marieke Staps: http://www.mariekestaps.nl
 S-M-I-T: http://www.s-m-i-t.com/
 RC-1 rain collector: http://www.modernkaribou.ca/p-1822-rc-1-rain-collector.aspx
 Boom Design: http://www.boomusa.com/home.php
 Amenity: http://www.amenityhome.com
 new line of bedroom furniture: http://www.amenityhome.com/e-store/prod_thumbs.asp?parent=0&pcid=32174378072&cid=32174378072
 graphic organic bedding for adults: http://www.inhabitatshop.com/cove-duvet-cover.html
 Environment: http://www.environmentfurniture.com/
 Astek: http://www.astekwallcovering.com/
 pieceHomes: http://www.piecehomes.com
 Logical Homes: http://logicalhomes.com/1/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=88&Itemid=113
 Peter de Maria: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/10/03/demaria-shipping-container-house/
 IC Green’: http://www.icgreen.net
 + Dwell on Design 2009: http://dwellondesign.com/
 + Dwell on Design 2009 Photo Gallery: http://www.inhabitat.com/wp-content/plugins/falbum/wp/album.php?album=72157620589821483
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