Gallery: Inhabitat Editors’ Choice Awards @ BKLYN Designs

 

DRUMROLL PLEASE…

We are excited to announce the Inhabitat Editor’s Choice Awards for BKLYN Designs 2009! As we walked through the BKLYN Designs show this year we were thrilled to see fresh new faces and established designers alike unveiling an inspired assortment of locally-sourced designs made from recycled materials, elegant energy-efficient lighting solutions, and beautifully crafted furniture of every fit and form. Read on for our picks for the finest trends in future-forward furniture design!

MOST INNOVATIVE USE OF MATERIALS: FUNATURE BY HUGH HAYDEN

Hugh Hayden‘s fresh new line of FUNature repurposes plastic balls into a bright bunch of furnishing solutions. We were particularly impressed with his tennis ball chair, which is composed entirely of recycled tennis balls that have lost their bounce.

BEST LIGHTING DESIGN: PAPER LAMPS BY LEVENT & ROMME

Levent & Romme‘s elegant lamps consist of a single sheet of paper that has been laser-cut to let light shine through in beautiful patterns.

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