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MILAN SALONE PREVIEW: Ryan Frank Zig Bamboo Shelf
Posted By Ali Kriscenski On April 9, 2008 @ 9:45 am In Design,Green Materials,Innovation,Milan Furniture Fair | 1 Comment
What better way to kick off our Milan Furniture Fair countdown than with our favorite  ‘free-range’  furniture designer  Ryan Frank. Frank’s modular bamboo creation, dubbed ‘Zig’, is just one of many designs we’ve got our eye on for this year’s Salone Internazionale del Mobile  starting next week. We’ve got three Inhabitants heading to Italy to bring comprehensive coverage of the 2008 furniture fair and get a glimpse of what green looks like on the international scene this Spring. If the Zig storage/display system is any indication of what eco-friendly design treats are in store for us, things are looking very promising.
We are always excited to find new pieces from this eco-minded designer. Previously, we’ve swooned over Frank’s Inkuku (Zulu for “chicken”) chair  that put a modern spin on a traditional African craft technique by choosing to use plastic shopping bags and recycled aluminum as the materials. And we were entranced by the Strata line  that turned de-constructed old office furniture and FSC-certified wood into new, sleek chairs and tables.
We are thrilled to be able to include Ryan Frank’s work in our Milan coverage this year. We have lots more in store from Salone 2008, so stay tuned – Salone Internazionale del Mobile gets underway next week and we’ll be there from start to finish!
+ Ryan Frank website
+ Salone Internazionale del Mobile 
+ Ryan Frank’s Plastic Bag Chair on Inhabitat 2006
+ Strata Recycled Furniture by Ryan Frank on Inhabitat 2007 
+ Milan Furniture Fair 2007 at Inhabitat 
Via ELMANCO 
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URLs in this post:
 Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/04/09/salone-preview-zig-bamboo-shelf-by-ryan-frank/
 our favorite: http://www.inhabitat.com/2006/09/20/ryan-franks-hackney-shelf/
 ‘free-range’: http://www.inhabitat.com/2007/10/24/strata-recycled-furniture-by-ryan-frank/
 furniture designer: http://www.inhabitat.com/2006/09/20/ryan-frank-plastic-bag-chair/
 Salone Internazionale del Mobile: http://www.cosmit.it/tool/home.php
 Milanese gallery Post Design: http://www.memphis-milano.com/
 “All my furniture I design has some form of eco-sensitivity in the materials and processes I use.”: http://ethicaljobs.blogspot.com/2007/11/ryan-frank-furniture-designer.html
 + Milan Furniture Fair 2007 at Inhabitat: http://www.inhabitat.com/2007/04/19/milan-furniture-fair-2007-day-1/
 Via ELMANCO: http://www.elmanco.com/2008/03/31/libreria-su-rotelle/
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