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Recycled Materials and Innovative Low-Energy Designs Shine at Paris’ Maison & Objet
Posted By Ana Lisa On October 8, 2012 @ 5:00 pm In Design,energy efficiency,Environment,Events,Green Lighting,Green Materials,Green Products,Green Technology,Innovation,News,Recycled Materials,Recycling and Composting,Social Design | No Comments
There was huge amount of intriguing work on display at this year's Maison & Oject at Paris Design Week's . From a Dutch company—Ay Illuminate— that sources natural waste materials from Asia, Ethiopia and Swaziland to make handcrafted, ethereal lamps, to a Japanese firm that creates Lego-inspired bricks from tea and coffee grounds, we've rounded up some of the best efficient designs that utilize recycled materials in this year's Maison & Objet.
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.
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.
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.
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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URLs in this post:
 COLORS: https://www.sneakpeeq.com/colors
 EcoJun: http://inhabitat.comRecycled vs. Low-Energy
 Ko-Ho: http://www.ko-ho.fi/
 hemp: http://inhabitat.com/werner-aisslingers-hemp-chair-is-a-modern-alternative-to-stackable-seating/
 Wonderable: http://www.wonderable.com/?wbs=c21hbGw=
 Inhabitat’s: http://inhabitat.com/newspaperwood.../vij5_newspaper_lumber3
 Vij5: http://www.vij5.nl/
 ID Cook: http://www.idcook.com/en/
 Solaire: http://inhabitat.com/kyoto-box-wins-climate-change-challenge/
 All Lovely Stuff: http://www.alllovelystuff.com/
 Forestier: http://www.forestier.fr/produits.php
 Chinese paper lanterns: http://inhabitat.com/precious-pieces-japanese-eco-washi-lanterns/
 Geraldine Gonzales: http://www.geraldinegonzalez.com/EN/
 jellyfish: http://inhabitat.com/springgreening/tag/medusa-jellyfish-lamp/
 textiles: http://www.ecouterre.com/2012-ethical-fashion-show-paris-to-showcase-sustainability-innovation/
 + Maison&Objet: http://www.maison-objet.com/
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