green furniture

UTOPIA’s Bamboo Fibonacci Cabinet Brings the Golden Ratio Into Your Home

UTOPIA’s Bamboo Fibonacci Cabinet Brings the Golden Ratio Into Your Home

The Fibonacci sequence occurs frequently in nature - from the structure of a nautilus shell to the scales of a pine cone or center of a sunflower. Now Italian design studio UTOPIA has created a bamboo

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Will Holman Creates Molded Cardboard Chair Inspired by Mid-Century Bent Plywood Furniture

Will Holman Creates Molded Cardboard Chair Inspired by Mid-Century Bent Plywood Furniture

In the middle of the last century, design pioneers like Alvar Aalto and Charles and Ray Eames began experimenting with bent plywood. By laminating thin veneers of wood, they were able to make organic

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PK Steel Creates Contemporary Furniture Out of Recycled Plastic and Steel

PK Steel Creates Contemporary Furniture Out of Recycled Plastic and Steel

PK Steel Designs creates contemporary furniture out of recycled steel, but they wanted to take the sustainability of their operation one step further. The Missouri-based company recently began using 100%

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Ash Allen’s Flatpack ‘Sticks and Stones’ Stool Wins Green Design Award at Melbourne’s Fringe Furniture Festival

Ash Allen’s Flatpack ‘Sticks and Stones’ Stool Wins Green Design Award at Melbourne’s Fringe Furniture Festival

Melbourne-based designer Ash Allen recently won the sustainable and waste-wise design award at Fringe Furniture (part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival) for his Sticks and Stones outdoor stool. Allen was

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Colorful Well Proven Chair is Made from Recycled Wood Waste and Bio-Resin

Colorful Well Proven Chair is Made from Recycled Wood Waste and Bio-Resin

London-based designers Marjan Van Aubel and Jamie Shaw have developed an intriguing material that can be used to create sturdy, lightweight furniture from waste. Their Well Proven Chair, which looks

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The Sgabellissimo is a Two-Legged Stool and Ladder Rolled Into One Precarious Piece of Furniture

The Sgabellissimo is a Two-Legged Stool and Ladder Rolled Into One Precarious Piece of Furniture

The Italians like to keep the design world on the edge of their seats—literally. The Sgabellissimo from Modoloco Design is a two-legged stool that becomes a small ladder when turned upside down.

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Rene Olivier Transforms Recycled Auto Tires into Comfy Chairs

Rene Olivier Transforms Recycled Auto Tires into Comfy Chairs

Furniture designer Rene Olivier has come up with a range of fabulously comfortable furniture by taking unwanted lorry and car tires and turning them into quirky seating options. Olivier, who was recently

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The Common Project Updates the Classic Acapulco Chair With Recycled Materials

The Common Project Updates the Classic Acapulco Chair With Recycled Materials

This classic Acapulco Chair - a celebrated 1950’s design - has been re-imagined by The Common Project with a fantastic sustainable twist. The Common Project updated the traditional beach chair from the

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Ryan Frank Debuts No Screw, No Glue “Glitch” Bamboo Furniture at Barcelona Design Week

Ryan Frank Debuts No Screw, No Glue “Glitch” Bamboo Furniture at Barcelona Design Week

Designer Ryan Frank just debuted his first collection of office furniture at Barcelona Design Week 2012. Dubbed Glitch, the line is constructed without the use of glue or screws, allowing it to be easily

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JAMESPLUMB Transforms Vintage Suitcases Into Elegant Chests of Drawers

JAMESPLUMB Transforms Vintage Suitcases Into Elegant Chests of Drawers

The British design team JAMESPLUMB is known for its ingenious one-of-a-kind furnishings and interiors created from antiques, cast-offs, and found objects. We were struck by these beautiful and useful

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Sam Lofgren’s Furniture Takes Toilet Plungers From the Bathroom to the Living Room

Sam Lofgren’s Furniture Takes Toilet Plungers From the Bathroom to the Living Room

Our friend Lloyd Alter at Treehugger shared the work of Sam Lofgren, who has literally plunged into design with a set of toilet plunger furniture! Lofgren uses the powerful suction of toilet plungers to

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Now! Le Off Unveils Surprising Eco-Designs at Paris Design Week 2012

Now! Le Off Unveils Surprising Eco-Designs at Paris Design Week 2012

Inspired by a recent trip to Iceland, Beatrix Li-Chin Lus created a series of stackable boxes shaped like volcanoes. She also exhibited a set of playful flower vases made from recycled wood with non-toxic

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Liege’s Reciprocity Biennale Explores the Relationship Between Craft and Industry

Liege’s Reciprocity Biennale Explores the Relationship Between Craft and Industry

Tom Dixon's "Beat Light Fat" lampes are inspired by traditional brass cooking pots. The pieces have been batted into shape by hand by northern Indian craftsmen, and are 30% industry and 70%

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Autumn Workshop Repurposes Wood Crates to Create Rustic Furniture With Built-in Storage

Autumn Workshop Repurposes Wood Crates to Create Rustic Furniture With Built-in Storage

Apartment dwellers may be accustomed to using crates as furniture, but who knew they could look this good? The Autumn Workshop has crafted an entire living room set from repurposed hologram storage crates

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Nautinox’ Trellised Greenline Bookshelf Encourages Indoor Gardening

Nautinox’ Trellised Greenline Bookshelf Encourages Indoor Gardening

We got our first glimpse of the Nautinox Greenline Collection of planter box furniture back in April at the Milan Furniture Fair, and the Italian furniture manufacturer recently showcased a new bookshelf

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Decorex Paints the Town Green with Showcase of Eco-Furnishings at London Design Festival

Decorex Paints the Town Green with Showcase of Eco-Furnishings at London Design Festival

Volga Linen is a family-run company that sells pure linen by the meter, table linen, bed linen and ready to hang curtains. Linen is a naturally environmentally friendly material; flax needs less

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Adrien Rovero Gives Salvaged Ski Gondolas a Second Life as Unique Rocking Chairs

Adrien Rovero Gives Salvaged Ski Gondolas a Second Life as Unique Rocking Chairs

These stylish rocking chairs are crafted from salvaged ski gondolas by Adrien Rovero. The chairs, dubbed ‘Rock’, are part of a larger project organized by Mountain Climbers, a group which combines

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Studiomama Finds New Uses for Old Chairs with ‘Re-Imagine’ Project

Studiomama Finds New Uses for Old Chairs with ‘Re-Imagine’ Project

Re-Imagine, a new line of brightly-colored refurbished chairs from London design studio Studiomama, is a project born out of questioning our resourcefulness and our attitudes towards waste. It builds on

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Maison & Objet’s Parcours Fil Vert Showcases Imaginative Eco Products at Paris Design Week

Maison & Objet’s Parcours Fil Vert Showcases Imaginative Eco Products at Paris Design Week

Swedish designer Iris Shantverk has been making functional brushes since 1884, crafted from unusual biodegradable materials including horse hair, cactus fibers and goat hair, paired with local wood to

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Floris Wubben’s Brilliant Stripped Lamp is Made From a Single Tree Branch

Floris Wubben’s Brilliant Stripped Lamp is Made From a Single Tree Branch

We are always looking for new ways to bring the outdoors in, and this gorgeous Stripped lamp by Floris Wubben does just that by marrying the beauty of a tree with the function of a light. To create the

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Giant Armchair Constructed From 2,500 Salvaged Plastic Bottles by Várnai Gyula

Giant Armchair Constructed From 2,500 Salvaged Plastic Bottles by Várnai Gyula

Artist Várnai Gyula has recycled 2,500 plastic bottles to create a larger-than-life armchair! The colossal construction was displayed last year in Park Galeria, a mall in Budapest. The site often

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Berto Aussems’ Awesome DIY Bike Toolbox is a Mobile Workbench on Wheels

Berto Aussems’ Awesome DIY Bike Toolbox is a Mobile Workbench on Wheels

How can you carry a toolbox and a workspace on the luggage carrier of a bike? That's the question Berto Aussems was confronted with when he sought to take his work as an electronics repairer on the road.

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Richard Hutten’s No-Waste Eco Lampshade is Cut From a Single Piece of Material

Richard Hutten’s No-Waste Eco Lampshade is Cut From a Single Piece of Material

This ingenious lampshade created by Dutch designer Richard Hutten for office-furnishings company Gispen is laser-cut from a single piece of material, resulting in no waste. The lampshade was part of a

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Electri-City: Benjamin Yates Creates Miniature Sci-Fi Worlds From Recycled E-Waste

Electri-City: Benjamin Yates Creates Miniature Sci-Fi Worlds From Recycled E-Waste

The electronic components of Benjamin Yates' Electri-City Coffee Tables are contained inside sturdy acrylic and glass enclosures. Yates tries to utilize as much waste as possible: the screws from

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TECLA Studio’s Elegant Cork Chair is Made from Natural Materials

TECLA Studio’s Elegant Cork Chair is Made from Natural Materials

The TECLA chair, produced by Portuguese firm TECLA Studio, is characterized by the simplicity of its smooth lines, which result in a minimal and elegant form. Two angles and a vertical bar come together

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Repair is Beautiful: Paulo Goldstein Repairs Broken Objects to Be Better Than Before

Repair is Beautiful: Paulo Goldstein Repairs Broken Objects to Be Better Than Before

Repair is Beautiful began with the idea of solving frustration. A broken object delivers frustration because it doesn’t achieve its functionality, but the same principle applies to a broken system that

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Folkform’s Masonite:Memoriam Cabinets Are Made From Generations of Reclaimed Masonite

Folkform’s Masonite:Memoriam Cabinets Are Made From Generations of Reclaimed Masonite

Folkform has created a colorful line of limited edition cabinets that combine Masonite produced in 1929 (when hardboard was first produced on a large scale) with the final few sheets produced by Sweden's

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Jerszy Seymour’s Colorful 100% Biodegradable ‘Amateur Masters’ Chairs Challenge Design Systems

Jerszy Seymour’s Colorful 100% Biodegradable ‘Amateur Masters’ Chairs Challenge Design Systems

Jerszy Seymour's ‘Amateur Masters’ colorful chairs are made from polycaprolactone wax - a strong and 100% biodegradable material. They are part of the NgispeN collection, which was developed

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Straight Line Design’s Tree Rings Are Playful Stump Tables That Light Up A Room

Straight Line Design’s Tree Rings Are Playful Stump Tables That Light Up A Room

The tree stump table has been done before, but never like this. Judson Beaumont of Straight Line Designs Inc. has turned the concept of stump furniture on its head with Tree Rings. They look pretty

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