green furniture

Biophotovoltaic Moss Table Generates Electricity Through Photosynthesis

Biophotovoltaic Moss Table Generates Electricity Through Photosynthesis

What if your lamp and laptop could be powered by plants? 'Moss Table' by Biophotovoltaics is an innovative concept product demonstrating the future potential of Bio-Photo-Voltaic (BPV) technology. Here

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Brilliant Rotating UnWaste Bookcase is Made From Reclaimed Plywood

Brilliant Rotating UnWaste Bookcase is Made From Reclaimed Plywood

The UnWaste Bookcase is a brilliant sustainably designed full-wall rotating library created by architect Ben Milbourne (Bild Architecture), eco-designer Leyla Acaroglu (Eco Innovators) and furniture

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Quirky Sylvester Bird Box Invites Birds to Fly Into the Jaws of a Cat

Quirky Sylvester Bird Box Invites Birds to Fly Into the Jaws of a Cat

We love this quirky Sylvester Bird Box; an amusing take on the traditional birdhouse where the feathered go to roost. Designed by Suck UK, they constructed the box from durable marine quality plywood

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Timothy John Weaves Everyday Objects From Eco-Friendly Felt

Timothy John Weaves Everyday Objects From Eco-Friendly Felt

New Zealand-based designer Timothy John has created an entire collection of everyday products made almost entirely from felt. His Woven Collection includes a clock, two lamps, a table, and and flower vase

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New Rado’s Flat-Pack Intension Stools Surprise With Bold Pops of Color

New Rado’s Flat-Pack Intension Stools Surprise With Bold Pops of Color

New Rado's line of Intension furniture is designed from the ground up to be simple, practical, and mobile. Each piece is machine-cut from top quality Baltic Birch plywood and hand finished with wipe-on

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Griet Boucique Designs an Alternative Playground That Uses Textile Scraps

Griet Boucique Designs an Alternative Playground That Uses Textile Scraps

  Alternative Playground may simply look like colorful and cushy blobs piled up in a corner, but this new project by Griet Boucique explores the potential of the trash dump as a play

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Pinwu’s Bamboo Paper Tié Chair Scores Salone Satellite Design Report Award

Pinwu’s Bamboo Paper Tié Chair Scores Salone Satellite Design Report Award

Last week Pinwu became the first Chinese design team to win a Salone Satellite Design Report Award. Zhang Lei, Christoph John and Jovana Bogdanovic's winning collection is made from natural and

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Superstudio Designers Shine Bright at the Milan Furniture Fair

Superstudio Designers Shine Bright at the Milan Furniture Fair

This is a gorgeous bio-ethanol stove dubbed Planika caught our attention for its monument-like form. The ARTernative artistic chair by Luca Gnizio caught our eye for its innovative use of

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The Lichtbed is a Giant, Dreamy Shape-Shifting Daybed

The Lichtbed is a Giant, Dreamy Shape-Shifting Daybed

Would you like a 'throne' of your own, or perhaps a fluffy picnic space? Lichtbed is an experimental project by architecture practice 51n4e and textile designers Chevalier-Masson and Julie Vandenbroucke.

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Brilliant ‘Satellite’ Floor Lamp is Made Entirely of Ground-Up, Recycled CD Cases

Brilliant ‘Satellite’ Floor Lamp is Made Entirely of Ground-Up, Recycled CD Cases

Dutch Designer Dirk Vander Kooij repurposed an industrial robot to produce new designs from recycled e-waste. Unveiled during Milan Design Week, his “Satellite” floor lamp is a beautiful

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The Best Green Furnishings at Fiera Milano During the 2012 Milan Furniture Fair

The Best Green Furnishings at Fiera Milano During the 2012 Milan Furniture Fair

Gufram uses soft polyurethane, brightly coloured with washable, non-toxic dyes, to create the most unusual designs. Inspired by traditional car air fresheners, “Déjeuner sur l’arbre” can be used as

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Goodesign by BestUp Creates a Go-To for Sustainable Design and Food at the Milan Furniture Fair

Goodesign by BestUp Creates a Go-To for Sustainable Design and Food at the Milan Furniture Fair

3.0 is a stool developed by nuup. The piece employs a life cycle assessment, and features only three wood components for a smart structure that makes no waste during production. The stool can be

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The Best Green Furniture From Milan Design Week: Fiera Milano Day 2

The Best Green Furniture From Milan Design Week: Fiera Milano Day 2

Super-Elastica is a natural rattan armchair which owes its name to the extraordinarily elastic material, which enables it to adapt to the shape of whoever sits in it, and to return to its original shape

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Green Design Takes Center Stage at Ventura Lambrate in Milan

Green Design Takes Center Stage at Ventura Lambrate in Milan

Chrono Shredder by Susanna Hertich is intended not only to mark the passage of time, but also to encourage the viewer to break free from accustomed perspectives on everyday life. Wrap is

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The Best Green Designs From Cascina Cuccagna During Milan Design Week

The Best Green Designs From Cascina Cuccagna During Milan Design Week

These beautiful Plinio Lamps are made with FSC wood and assembled without a drop of glue. The mission of ‘Plinio il Giovane’ (Plinio, the young) is to design sustainable pieces of furniture that last

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Sandra Cabello’s Cardboard Wall Stores Everything from Brooms to Coffee Cups

Sandra Cabello’s Cardboard Wall Stores Everything from Brooms to Coffee Cups

At this year's Milan Furniture Fair, IED Barcelona and Madrid showcased student work that stood out for their social impact and eco-friendly materials. Sandra Cabello's cardboard storage was one the star

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In Vino Vitae: Unique Heart-Shaped Wine Rack is Made of Reused Plumbing Fittings

In Vino Vitae: Unique Heart-Shaped Wine Rack is Made of Reused Plumbing Fittings

Axel Yberg builds functional art from reclaimed plumbing fittings and his latest work is this extraordinary heart-shaped wine rack commissioned for cancer survivor Erin Zammett Ruddy. Called In Vino

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Bernotat’s “Chair Wear” Line Gives Old Furnishings a New Wardrobe

Bernotat’s “Chair Wear” Line Gives Old Furnishings a New Wardrobe

Is your fusty old furniture in need of a makeover? Then check out Bernotat & Co‘s brilliant line of “Chair Wear”, which transforms disused furniture into colorful, modern pieces.

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Lin Yu-Nung’s Inside Out Lamp Invites Playful People to Draw All Over It in Milan

Lin Yu-Nung’s Inside Out Lamp Invites Playful People to Draw All Over It in Milan

Remember when your parents scolded you for scribbling on the furniture? You won't have that problem with Lin Yu-Nung's playful 'Inside Out Lamp', which actually encourages kids (and adults) to draw all

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Chair Farm: Werner Aisslinger Creates Chairs from Living Trees!

Chair Farm: Werner Aisslinger Creates Chairs from Living Trees!

Aisslinger's Chair Farm considers the way we consume furniture: instead of importing items for use, we can nurture and shape them ourselves and then harvest them locally instead of having them

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From Yuhang Unveils Bamboo Paper Gú Chair at Milan Design Week

From Yuhang Unveils Bamboo Paper Gú Chair at Milan Design Week

From Yuhang is a design collective based in China that applies local paper making techniques to furniture design. During this year's Milan Design Week they unveiled their Gú Chair, which is molded from

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Louise Campbell’s Intricate Papercuts Lamps Shine at Milan Design Week

Louise Campbell’s Intricate Papercuts Lamps Shine at Milan Design Week

Danish designer Louise Campbell's intricate Papercuts series of paper lamps really shined during Milan Design Week. Folded from paper just like origami and then sliced with delicate cutouts, the

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Sapore dei Mobili: Designers Serve up Bite-Sized Furniture Cakes During Milan Design Week

Sapore dei Mobili: Designers Serve up Bite-Sized Furniture Cakes During Milan Design Week

The pair whipped up the home-baked morsels in their own custom-built pan, drawing on their own respective nationalities (Japan and Portugal) - to combine a traditional Japanese 'baby castella' cake maker

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IKEA’s New Plant Tables Make Indoor Gardening Easy for Everyone

IKEA’s New Plant Tables Make Indoor Gardening Easy for Everyone

IKEA unveiled these brilliant plant table designs at Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan, as part of the iconic company's 2012 PS Furniture Collection. The tables have in-built spots perfect for

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IKEA PS Unveils Smart, Sustainable Designs at Ventura Lambrate During Milan Design Week 2012

IKEA PS Unveils Smart, Sustainable Designs at Ventura Lambrate During Milan Design Week 2012

This bamboo table has three changeable tabletops - a planter, a fruit bowl and a normal flat table. It can also be put together to create different compositions. Poltrona is a minimalist take on

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Designers Take a Low-Tech Approach at Salone Satellite 2012 During Milan Design Week

Designers Take a Low-Tech Approach at Salone Satellite 2012 During Milan Design Week

AmbiHive is a beautiful new design from NBT Studio that merges an ambient wall light and a speaker. The piece is made with ICB (Inverted Corrugated Board), LEDs and a ceramic sound chip. The chip,

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Superlatives Welcomed: Tom Dixon’s MOST Exhibition Is a Milan Salone Highlight

Superlatives Welcomed: Tom Dixon’s MOST Exhibition Is a Milan Salone Highlight

DEZEEN STUDIO Following their successful collaboration on the experimental audio installation JamScape at the Salone last year, Dezeen has again teamed up with Jawbone on the Dezeen Studio Powered by

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Jolan van der Wiel’s Fantastic Stools Defy Gravity at Milan Design Week

Jolan van der Wiel’s Fantastic Stools Defy Gravity at Milan Design Week

Jólan van der Wiel unveiled an incredible set of stools shaped using magnetic fields and the force of gravity at the Dutch 'Transnatural' exhibition during the Milan furniture Fair. The stools were made

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