Evelyn Lee

LA Box Collective Showcases Modern Eco Furniture in Los Angeles

by , 06/10/10

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Formed in January of 2008, LA Box Collective is a group of professional furniture designers and makers that are committed to environmentally–conscious design and production. Their first collection “So Happy Together” debuts this Saturday at the Fifth Floor Gallery in Los Angeles. Careful attention was given to each of the modern pieces in the collection, ensuring fine craftsmanship and long-lasting designs that are all constructed from reclaimed or sustainable materials.

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Each of the artists in the LA Box Collective have committed to a pact to:

1. Use a comprehensive approach in their work that includes sustainable design, materials, fabrication and finishes.
2. Make objects that use resources mindfully, so that they have no toxic impact on the environment and lasting for generations.
3. Buy recycled materials, supplies, and tools in the studio and office, and recycle
4. source locally.
5. Share resources to facilitate the growth and integrity of Los Angeles’ small businesses, rooted in sustainable products.
6. Educate others about sustainable principals through community outreach, gallery shows and the media.
7. Fabricate original designs, influencing the design community and promoting environmentally-friendly practices.

Angelinos, if you are looking for something to do this Saturday and want to check out some impressive locally made pieces, be sure to check-out the opening at Fifth Floor Gallery.

+ Fifth Floor Gallery

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  1. julie littlefield July 1, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    We started with a buffalo meat business and soon found ourselves using the by-product hides for our hunting lodge furniture. Members wanted to take it home…a business was born.

    The fun has been working with local artisans for design and decoration: braiding, applique sewing designs, leather weaving, shaved hair-on buffalo robes that morphed into fabulous upholstery.

    Surprising how beautiful and sophisticated these legacy pieces are (of course they are made by the masters: Hancock & Moore of Hickory NC). We’re “recycling” old H&M frames with this fabulous leather and timeless designs.

    An appreciation for what we have – and what we can do with it – is an American virtue these days as we rethink our lives and pare down to essentials. I’m glad to be a part of it.

    Julie

  2. environmentalinformation June 12, 2010 at 5:25 pm

    Awesome furniture!
    I have designed a few pieces of furniture myself and have incredible respect for the process that went into this collection. I think there are more eco-conscious consumers out there than most of us think and these are the types of products that they want to buy! I’m sure this art is pricy, but this process is going to continue to evolve until it is in the hands of more and more consumers. Great work!

    Mike

  3. The Designer Insider June 11, 2010 at 9:51 am

    Using recycled materials is important and I commend this group for their beautiful furniture. We sell some lighting fixtures made of recycled materials and they are some of our best sellers. Things are changing…..
    The Designer Insider

  4. Happyzine June 10, 2010 at 11:59 pm

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  5. daniel shand June 10, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    Nice Concept

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