Maison&Objet, Paris Design Week 2012, Ana Lisa Alperovich, eco-design, green products, trade show, furniture, home ware, textiles, Green Design Events, social design, Recycling / Compost, Recycled Materials, green technology, Green Products, Green Materials, Green Lighting, energy efficiency, Ay Illuminate, COLORS' Chiba Wood, lego, EcoJun, Ko-Ho, ID Cook, All Lovely Stuff, Geraldine Gonzales, Vij5, Wonderable

One of our favorite finds, COLORS‘ Chiba is a Japanese take on classic Danish LEGO bricks made from recycled coffee beans, tea and wood chips—and it smells great!.

Maison&Objet, Paris Design Week 2012, Ana Lisa Alperovich, eco-design, green products, trade show, furniture, home ware, textiles, Green Design Events, social design, Recycling / Compost, Recycled Materials, green technology, Green Products, Green Materials, Green Lighting, energy efficiency, Ay Illuminate, COLORS' Chiba Wood, lego, EcoJun, Ko-Ho, ID Cook, All Lovely Stuff, Geraldine Gonzales, Vij5, Wonderable

Ground coffee was pretty big at this year’s Maison&Objet mega-exhibition, this time Korean housewares brand EcoJun used the tasty beans (and also corn starch) to create stylish biodegradable take-away cups for tea and coffee.

Maison&Objet, Paris Design Week 2012, Ana Lisa Alperovich, eco-design, green products, trade show, furniture, home ware, textiles, Green Design Events, social design, Recycling / Compost, Recycled Materials, green technology, Green Products, Green Materials, Green Lighting, energy efficiency, Ay Illuminate, COLORS' Chiba Wood, lego, EcoJun, Ko-Ho, ID Cook, All Lovely Stuff, Geraldine Gonzales, Vij5, Wonderable

Finnish duo Ko-Ho use local fast-growing produce to create these gorgeous stackable, very robust and recyclable chairs which are made from hemp!

Maison&Objet, Paris Design Week 2012, Ana Lisa Alperovich, eco-design, green products, trade show, furniture, home ware, textiles, Green Design Events, social design, Recycling / Compost, Recycled Materials, green technology, Green Products, Green Materials, Green Lighting, energy efficiency, Ay Illuminate, COLORS' Chiba Wood, lego, EcoJun, Ko-Ho, ID Cook, All Lovely Stuff, Geraldine Gonzales, Vij5, Wonderable

Carla Peters from Wonderable exhibited her adorable collection of Fair Trade pendant lamps, that are constructed by artisans using recycled waste paper collected from Vietnamese printing companies.

Maison&Objet, Paris Design Week 2012, Ana Lisa Alperovich, eco-design, green products, trade show, furniture, home ware, textiles, Green Design Events, social design, Recycling / Compost, Recycled Materials, green technology, Green Products, Green Materials, Green Lighting, energy efficiency, Ay Illuminate, COLORS' Chiba Wood, lego, EcoJun, Ko-Ho, ID Cook, All Lovely Stuff, Geraldine Gonzales, Vij5, Wonderable

An Inhabitat’s recycled classic, the Newspaper Wood minimal bench by Dutch studio Vij5.

Maison&Objet, Paris Design Week 2012, Ana Lisa Alperovich, eco-design, green products, trade show, furniture, home ware, textiles, Green Design Events, social design, Recycling / Compost, Recycled Materials, green technology, Green Products, Green Materials, Green Lighting, energy efficiency, Ay Illuminate, COLORS' Chiba Wood, lego, EcoJun, Ko-Ho, ID Cook, All Lovely Stuff, Geraldine Gonzales, Vij5, Wonderable

ID Cook‘s low-energy barbeque Solaire COOKUP INOX is a great alternative to charcoal. Made from recyclable aluminum and MDF it comes in a flat-pack design and can be heated up to 200C.

Maison&Objet, Paris Design Week 2012, Ana Lisa Alperovich, eco-design, green products, trade show, furniture, home ware, textiles, Green Design Events, social design, Recycling / Compost, Recycled Materials, green technology, Green Products, Green Materials, Green Lighting, energy efficiency, Ay Illuminate, COLORS' Chiba Wood, lego, EcoJun, Ko-Ho, ID Cook, All Lovely Stuff, Geraldine Gonzales, Vij5, Wonderable

Using beech wood, pens, pegs, wax, elastic bands and a bike’s inner tube’s piece, the British All Lovely Stuff design studio created a low-tech and very cool drawing machine.

Maison&Objet, Paris Design Week 2012, Ana Lisa Alperovich, eco-design, green products, trade show, furniture, home ware, textiles, Green Design Events, social design, Recycling / Compost, Recycled Materials, green technology, Green Products, Green Materials, Green Lighting, energy efficiency, Ay Illuminate, COLORS' Chiba Wood, lego, EcoJun, Ko-Ho, ID Cook, All Lovely Stuff, Geraldine Gonzales, Vij5, Wonderable

Arik Levy and Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance showcased their latest low-energy outdoor hanging lamp for Forestier. It draws inspiration from traditional Chinese paper lanterns.

Maison&Objet, Paris Design Week 2012, Ana Lisa Alperovich, eco-design, green products, trade show, furniture, home ware, textiles, Green Design Events, social design, Recycling / Compost, Recycled Materials, green technology, Green Products, Green Materials, Green Lighting, energy efficiency, Ay Illuminate, COLORS' Chiba Wood, lego, EcoJun, Ko-Ho, ID Cook, All Lovely Stuff, Geraldine Gonzales, Vij5, Wonderable

Paris-based Geraldine Gonzales creates floating medusa jellyfish lamps that softly glow to create an otherworldly atmosphere.

Maison&Objet, Paris Design Week 2012, Ana Lisa Alperovich, eco-design, green products, trade show, furniture, home ware, textiles, Green Design Events, social design, Recycling / Compost, Recycled Materials, green technology, Green Products, Green Materials, Green Lighting, energy efficiency, Ay Illuminate, COLORS' Chiba Wood, lego, EcoJun, Ko-Ho, ID Cook, All Lovely Stuff, Geraldine Gonzales, Vij5, Wonderable

From furniture to textiles, from jewelry to home ware, this year’s Maison&Objet was an inspiring collection of stuff all-under-one-roof and waiting to be discovered.

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