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New York-Based Design Team Ortolan Organic Makes Luxurious Eco-Friendly Home Decor

Posted By Amanda Coen On February 28, 2012 @ 2:57 pm In Interiors,Product Design | No Comments

Ortolan Organic; Bethany Mallet; Jenna Mallet; luxury textiles; lifestyle brand; organic cotton; organic hemp; tencel; organic materials; reclaimed cedar; reclaimed wood; barn wood; upcycled materials; sustainable design; New York City; Ohio; Inhabitat; Inhabitat NYC; Amanda Coen; Fair Trade Kapok; hand printed; hand made; artisan products; green design; eco design; environmentally friendly; eco conscious

Bethany is not alone in her pursuit. Teaming up with her sister Jenna Mallett, Bethany focuses on the design aspects while Jenna creates nature-inspired [7] and nautical illustrations that embellish many of the products. Designs include napkins, pillows, mirrors, blankets, tea towels and place mats. Materials range from organic hemp and cotton to Tencel [8] and vintage materials. All materials, besides the 100% Fair Trade Kapok [9] used to fill the pillows, are sourced domestically, and the majority of products are assembled locally in New York City.

Stories form an important part of the design process and manifest themselves in various ways. The limited edition handmade barn wood mirrors [10] reflect a personal history: they are made from reclaimed cedar [11] from the family’s farm in Ohio. The Hook Pillow was also inspired by family ties. The illustration is an ode to Bethany and Jenna’s dad, Ed, and all their family fishing trips over the years. On a lighter note, the organic cotton, hand printed Snail Napkins [12] add a twist of humor to the line. A celebration of the slow food movement, the illustration also pays homage to the French for introducing Escargot to our pallet.

To view the full line of products, be sure to visit the Ortolan Organic website [13]. Several of the products are one-of-a-kind as they are made from limited quantities of vintage fabrics so be sure to take a look before they’re gone!

+ Ortolan Organic [14]

Images courtesy of Ortolan Organic


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[6] organic materials: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/new-york-international-gift-fair-showcases-hot-sustainable-designs-featuring-natural-materials/

[7] nature-inspired: http://inhabitat.com/tod-williams-billie-tsien-unveil-their-nature-inspired-design-for-the-kimball-art-center/

[8] Tencel: http://www.lenzing.com/en/fibers/tencel.html

[9] Kapok: http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/kapok.htm

[10] barn wood mirrors: http://www.ortolanorganic.com/collections/all-products/products/spencer-mirror

[11] reclaimed cedar: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/uhurus-new-1000-square-foot-showroom-brings-beauty-and-elegance-to-red-hook/

[12] Snail Napkins: http://www.ortolanorganic.com/collections/all-products/products/snail-napkin-set-of-4

[13] website: http://www.ortolanorganic.com/collections/all-products

[14] + Ortolan Organic: http://www.ortolanorganic.com/

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