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Artist Tadashi Kawamata Stacks Hundreds of Chairs Into a 20-Foot-High Sculpture

Artist Tadashi Kawamata Stacks Hundreds of Chairs Into a 20-Foot-High Sculpture

Born in Hokkaido, Japan, Kawamata has been featured in important international events from a very young age. He creates smashing art installations using scrap materials and repurposed objects like

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Transfodesign Turns a Recycled Refrigerator Into a Cool Couch

Transfodesign Turns a Recycled Refrigerator Into a Cool Couch

Transfodesign has transformed an old non-recyclable household refrigerator into a funky sofa! Dubbed 'Menage a Trois', the cool couch is coated with VOC-free paint and features cushions made from recycled

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Artist Jad Melki Sculpts Mattress Springs Into Words of Love

Artist Jad Melki Sculpts Mattress Springs Into Words of Love

When a loved one is absent, we long for solace and connection through photos, writing, and memories. In "La Chaleur de L’amour & la Beauté des Paroles" (The Warmth of Love & the Beauty of

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Kumeko’s New Snug is a Comfy Felt Seat that Envelops its User

Kumeko’s New Snug is a Comfy Felt Seat that Envelops its User

Snug is comfy, soft chair produced by Kumeko that provides a flexible seat to relax in. It consists of a soft inner cushion surrounded by a sleeve, creating a cozy shell that envelops the user. The

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Daniel Zeller’s Terrarium Desktop Brings a Bit of Plant Life to the Daily Grind

Daniel Zeller’s Terrarium Desktop Brings a Bit of Plant Life to the Daily Grind

Bored with the long and cold winters in Norway, product developer Daniel Zeller created the Terrarium Desktop to add some green plants to his everyday work experience. The design is inspired by garden

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Stephen Kenn Repurposes WWII Fabrics Into Rugged Furniture

Stephen Kenn Repurposes WWII Fabrics Into Rugged Furniture

Soldiers who fought in WWII were supplied some of the toughest, heartiest, and longest-lasting textiles of the era. Now considered antiques, the fabrics have stood the test of time and have found their

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Help Save Unwanted Pallets By Giving Them New Lives as Chairs or Tables

Help Save Unwanted Pallets By Giving Them New Lives as Chairs or Tables

Gas&Air Studios was launched in 2010 when two British design students started messing around with a pile of broken shipping pallets. After many design iterations the duo came up with a simple and

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Plankton’s Lock Bamboo Dining Table Adds an Interesting Twist to Dinner

Plankton’s Lock Bamboo Dining Table Adds an Interesting Twist to Dinner

Designed by Plankton, the Lock dinner table is designed and formed to take advantage of the qualities, possibilities and characteristics of its highly sustainable material: bamboo. The frame is built up

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Our Favorite Sustainable Home Furnishings at the 2013 Las Vegas Market!

Our Favorite Sustainable Home Furnishings at the 2013 Las Vegas Market!

The Phillips Collection The Phillips Collection is a North Carolina-based family-run company who makes impressive use of salvaged materials and sustainably-sourced wood. Their one-of-a-kind pieces make

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Locally-Crafted Farmhouse Furniture Provides Sustainable Livelihoods for Workers in Rural China

Locally-Crafted Farmhouse Furniture Provides Sustainable Livelihoods for Workers in Rural China

These beautiful pieces of wooden furniture handcrafted by Scot Laughton are simple prototypes designed to be made locally by villagers in rural areas of China. The collection was recently used in 'The

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Old Made Creative’s Versatile Pop-Up Display Is 100% Recycled and Recyclable

Old Made Creative’s Versatile Pop-Up Display Is 100% Recycled and Recyclable

Australia's Old Made Creative recently launched ‘Emerge’, a new pop-up display and screen that is made entirely from recycled materials and 100% recyclable after use. Inspired by the relationship

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OYD Design’s Flatpack FL Inout Chair is Made From Recycled Wood Waste

OYD Design’s Flatpack FL Inout Chair is Made From Recycled Wood Waste

OYD Design's FL Inout Chair is a flatpack lounge chair designed to offer comfort, ease of use and aesthetics while minimizing material use. The chair is made from polyester web and it features a wood

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Cute Organic Bakery in Amsterdam Boasts Recycled Shipping Pallets Interior

Cute Organic Bakery in Amsterdam Boasts Recycled Shipping Pallets Interior

De Laatste Kruimel opened early last year and is a great little spot for enjoying delicious homemade organic food like classic lemon poppy seed scones. Its central feature is a pay desk, storage and table

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Rekindle’s Recycled Furniture Gives Earthquake-Damaged Wood a Second Life in New Zealand

Rekindle’s Recycled Furniture Gives Earthquake-Damaged Wood a Second Life in New Zealand

In order to source the waste materials and take advantage of reusable wood, Rekindle offer a discount on furniture to anyone that sources discarded pieces of wood. The incentive helps encourage people to

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Reinier de Jong’s STEEL Chair is Made From Recycled Broom Handles

Reinier de Jong’s STEEL Chair is Made From Recycled Broom Handles

Dutch designer Reinier de Jong gives new life to old broomsticks with his STEEL chair (steel actually means handle in Dutch). Each chair is made from 10 meters of handles that still show traces of their

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Ryan Taylor’s Futuristic Babylon Light Doubles as an Indoor Garden Planter

Ryan Taylor’s Futuristic Babylon Light Doubles as an Indoor Garden Planter

Toronto-based industrial designer Ryan Taylor's Babylon Light is a modern lighting fixture that doubles as a planter. Just like the futuristic kitchen light from Back to the Future, this multipurpose

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Chairigami: Funky Cardboard Furniture Folded Into Unexpected Shapes

Chairigami: Funky Cardboard Furniture Folded Into Unexpected Shapes

Whoever thought cardboard could be so funky? Charigami (yes, a portmanteau of chair and origami) has concocted a line of furniture pieces that are exclusively crafted from cardboard materials. The

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Joscha Weiand’s Loose Joints Is a Fun DIY Kit for Making Furniture

Joscha Weiand’s Loose Joints Is a Fun DIY Kit for Making Furniture

If you are tired of having the same IKEA furniture as all your friends, this great building kit might be your way out of that carbon copy world. Low-cost, portable and easy to use, Loose Joints by Dutch

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It’s Always Sunny With Hendzel and Hunt’s 12 O’Clock Shadow Cabinet

It’s Always Sunny With Hendzel and Hunt’s 12 O’Clock Shadow Cabinet

In the dead of winter, sunny days may seem like a distant, taunting memory. But London-based design studio Hendzel and Hunt has the solution: sustainable furniture that cleverly doubles as a tribute to

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Erika Drake’s Recycled Plastic Bag Stool Calls Attention to the Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch

Erika Drake’s Recycled Plastic Bag Stool Calls Attention to the Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch

Designer and artist Hongtao Zhou worked with his Hawaiian student Erika Drake to fix a broken stool by reinforcing it with recycled plastic bags! The duo wrapped bag tissues around the broken joinery like

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Maison et Objet 2013: Green Designers Unveil DIY, Craft, and Natural Designs in Paris

Maison et Objet 2013: Green Designers Unveil DIY, Craft, and Natural Designs in Paris

One of Maison et Objet's most popular attractions this year was the "Inspirations" trend area, which was curated by a variety of experts. Working under this year's overarching theme of Vivant (or Living),

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Strawser & Smith Turn Reclaimed Wood and Metal Into Unique Pieces of Furniture

Strawser & Smith Turn Reclaimed Wood and Metal Into Unique Pieces of Furniture

The furniture makers of Strawser & Smith not only save, refurnish and reupholster antiques from warehouses, old factories and antique dealers, but they also design and create new pieces using scrap

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Adital Ela’s Biodegradable Terra Stools are Made of Earth and Cost Zero Energy to Produce

Adital Ela’s Biodegradable Terra Stools are Made of Earth and Cost Zero Energy to Produce

In the last several years eco designer Adital Ela has dedicated her time to the earth by developing Terra - a brand of bio furniture made from compressed earth and agricultural waste. Terra is a series of

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Jamie Wolfond’s Recycled Plastic Frumpy Chair Takes on a Familiar Gumby-like Aesthetic

Jamie Wolfond’s Recycled Plastic Frumpy Chair Takes on a Familiar Gumby-like Aesthetic

Jamie Wolfond's Frumpy Chairs are one-of-a-kind seats molded using recycled plastic waste. To make each chair, Jamie pours plastic regrind (ground up rejects of failed injection-molded parts) into a

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Urban Tree Salvage Transforms Reclaimed Wood into Beautiful ‘Live Edge’ Tables

Urban Tree Salvage Transforms Reclaimed Wood into Beautiful ‘Live Edge’ Tables

Urban Tree Salvage is one of Canada's largest manufacturers of salvaged materials and reclaimed lumber. Their Trinity Table is composed of three legs that would have been tippy on their own, but because

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Marc Sparfel Crafts a Menagerie of Animals From Discarded Furniture

Marc Sparfel Crafts a Menagerie of Animals From Discarded Furniture

In every old piece of furniture lies a personality waiting to emerge. Artist Marc Sparfel has the unique talent of seeing the souls trapped in table legs and chair backs and gives new life and value to

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Joost Gehem Turns Deceased People’s Possessions Into Recycled Stools

Joost Gehem Turns Deceased People’s Possessions Into Recycled Stools

Joost Gehem lives and works in Eindhoven, the Dutch city of Technology & Design, which is home to Dutch Design Week. We spotted Gehem’s fantastic stool while strolling through a place called

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Gruba Transforms Discarded Buenos Aires Roller Blinds Into Stunning Furnishings

Gruba Transforms Discarded Buenos Aires Roller Blinds Into Stunning Furnishings

These fantastic furnishings are constructed from roller blinds that have been salvaged from the streets of Buenos Aires. The Argentine duo behind Gruba, architects Maria Constanza Nuñez and Gabriel Pires

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Top 6 Furniture and Interior Stories of 2012 – Vote for Your Favorite!

Top 6 Furniture and Interior Stories of 2012 – Vote for Your Favorite!

Turning your abode into a green sanctuary has never been easier, thanks to the amazing eco furnishings being put out by creatives across the globe. 2012 proved yet again that taking a sustainable approach

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BRC Designs’ Colorful Capped Out Chair is Made From Hundreds of Recycled Bottle Caps

BRC Designs’ Colorful Capped Out Chair is Made From Hundreds of Recycled Bottle Caps

BRC Designs' Capped Out Chair consist of hundreds of salvaged bottle caps layered over a structure composed of 99% recycled steel finished with a white powder coating. The soda bottle caps are

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