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Iannone’s Sustainably Crafted Cork Media Console
Posted By Stephanie Loleng On May 21, 2009 @ 3:00 pm In Design,icff 2009,New York Design Week 2009,NY Design Week 2009 | No Comments
Gone are the days of using cork  only for corkboards and wine preservation. With the emergence of cork as a furniture-building material, designers are able to create eco-friendly pieces with a unique look. Recently debuted at ICFF 2009 , Iannone Designs ’s new Cork Media Console is crafted from renewable material harvested from the bark of the cork tree – a sustainable process that doesn’t harm the tree itself.
Iannone Design  is a Philadelphia–based design firm specializing in eco-friendly modern furniture . Among their new offerings this year is their Cork Media Console, a minimalist storage unit that celebrates the raw character of cork. The unit features four beautifully marbled cork doors and routed detailing that shows off its bamboo plywood construction.
But don’t be mistaken – Iannone Design doesn’t only work with cork. Another 2009 design is their best-selling Dandelion Dresser , constructed of FSC–certified plywood with kirei  doors. The kirei doors are made from reclaimed stalks of the sorghum  plant. The grain, which is harrvested in Texas to be used primarily as animal feed, also makes incredibly beautiful eco-friendly furniture. In addition to their less common materials, Iannone Design also uses metal and plastics in their all eco-friendly furniture.
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URLs in this post:
 Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/?p=30146
 cork: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/05/01/tono-8-all-natural-cork-building-blocks/
 ICFF 2009: http://www.inhabitat.com/category/icff-2009/
 Iannone Designs: http://www.iannone.com
 Iannone Design: http://www.inhabitat.com/2007/06/18/iannone-eco-friendly-lodgey-furniture/
 eco-friendly modern furniture: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/04/27/way-basics-eco-friendly-flat-pack-furniture/
 Dandelion Dresser: http://www.iannonedesign.com/dandelion_dresser.html
 kirei: http://www.inhabitat.com/2005/05/26/clean-green-kirei/
 sorghum: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/04/02/bettencourt-green-building-supplies/
 + Iannone Design: http://www.iannonedesign.com
 + ICFF Gallery: http://www.inhabitat.com/wp-content/plugins/falbum/wp/album.php?album=72157618344116826
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