Gallery: Recycled Materials and Innovative Low-Energy Designs Shine at ...

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There was so much to see at Paris Design Week's Maison&Objet that we had to write a second post. Here are some more of our favorite designs, all wrapped up under the theme "Recycled vs. Low-Energy". Take a look at our eco-finds including Dutch Ay Illuminate that sources their natural (waste) materials for making ethereal lamps in places like Asia, Ethiopia and Swaziland combining local handicraft expertise and materials like raffia, sisal, bamboo and wood.

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!.

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.

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

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