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EKLA Home’s New Sustainable Sofas Unveiled

Posted By Haily Zaki On May 29, 2008 @ 4:18 pm In green furniture,ICFF 2008,New York City,NY Design Week 2008 | 4 Comments

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A confessed dumpster diver always on the look-out for abandoned treasures and grand-daughter to both a furniture designer and a scrap metal recycler, Emily Kroll was destined to launch EKLA Home [2]. With a fresh new brand of sustainable sofas, Kroll’s green-minded design endeavor takes its eco-mandate very seriously. If you didn’t catch the Los Angeles-based designer’s off-Javits East Coast debut at Design Lush [3] during ICFF [4], here’s a quick and delicious recap.


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Our faves include the modular Box Sectional that can be re-arranged at your whim; the elegant and surprisingly comfortable Milano that ensconces you in your own private little world with its regal height; and the brightly patterned Chesterfield, a modern and decidedly feminine riff on an old world classic. Each sofa is made from FSC-certified [5] alder wood and eco-fabrics such as tencel [6]. Pure rubber with no chemical additives is used for the cushions and no chemical flame-retardants are applied. Beyond the products themselves, EKLA’a Home [2] workshop operates on natural light as much as possible and $15 per sale is contributed to the Sierra Gorda Biosphere [7] project and $15 per sale is contributed to the California State Parks [8]. Rumor has it that an artisan’s bedding collection might be coming soon so keep an eye out for more fresh design ideas from EKLA Home [2]!

+ EKLA Home Eco Furniture [2]
+ NY Design Week/ICFF @ Inhabitat [4]


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[1] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/05/29/eklas-fresh-new-sustainable-sofas-unveiled-during-icff/

[2] EKLA Home: http://www.eklahome.com/

[3] Design Lush: http://www.designlush.com/

[4] ICFF: http://www.inhabitat.com/category/ny-design-week-2008/

[5] FSC-certified: http://www.fsc.org

[6] tencel: http://www.lenzing.com/fibers/en/textiles/4180.jsp;jsessionid=5C346702082ED45405805C5FE5D2DB96?rdc=1

[7] Sierra Gorda Biosphere: http://www.earthisland.org/vivaSierraGorda/

[8] California State Parks: http://www.parks.ca.gov/

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