“sustainable furniture”

Boris Bally Creates Unique Chairs from Urban Street Signage

Boris Bally Creates Unique Chairs from Urban Street Signage

Sculptor, jeweler and industrial designer Boris Bally has created a beautiful series of colorful geometric chairs from old street signs. The unique markings and patina were earned on the road, and the

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The ChairKIT_ Gives Punch-Out Furniture a New Pop Look

The ChairKIT_ Gives Punch-Out Furniture a New Pop Look

Whether you're looking for new art to spruce up the walls or a simple design for sitting, Dan Civico’s ChairKIT_ is an awesome piece that deserves your attention. Each artfully-designed graphic panel

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Leaning Shelves and Seating Made from a Dismantled Water Tower

Leaning Shelves and Seating Made from a Dismantled Water Tower

These new shelves designed by Deger Cengiz perfectly embody the contemporary spirit of sustainability. Constructed from reclaimed redwood salvaged from a dismantled New York water tower, Cengiz’s

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ElasticShelf Made From Bike Tire Tubes Up for Auction on eBay!

ElasticShelf Made From Bike Tire Tubes Up for Auction on eBay!

Our ElasticShelf auction ends tomorrow - bid now! What city dweller isn’t crying out for more storage space these days? Well, forget about those boring stacked shelves, and display your books and

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Vibrant Folding Chairs Upcycled from Old Shipping Pallets!

Vibrant Folding Chairs Upcycled from Old Shipping Pallets!

These colorful Fold-out Pallet Chairs from Gas & Air Studios combine strength-of-form with environmentally-aware design. Each chair is hand made from a single recycled wooden pallet - thousands of

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Modules Made from Material Waste Form Furniture, Walls and Rooms

Modules Made from Material Waste Form Furniture, Walls and Rooms

While the image above depicts a modern and sleek interior space, you’d be surprised to know that the other side of the wall carries an aesthetic debauchery more in line with that of Sweeney Todd. An

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Designloop’s Noshi Stools Are Origami You Can Sit On

Designloop’s Noshi Stools Are Origami You Can Sit On

These Noshi stools by Nick Seymour from Designloop look like they're made from paper, but they're actually made from a single sheet of laser-cut mild steel cleverly folded into a beautifully simple form.

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Inhabitat’s Favorite Green Products from Neocon 2010

Inhabitat’s Favorite Green Products from Neocon 2010

Scattered throughout NeoCon were signs inviting attendees to choose their own Eco-Adventures. Attendees could one of two Eco-trips or a Public Bike just by stopping by and dropping off a business card or

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LA Box Collective Showcases Modern Eco Furniture in Los Angeles

LA Box Collective Showcases Modern Eco Furniture in Los Angeles

Formed in January of 2008, LA Box Collective is a group of professional furniture designers and makers that are committed to environmentally–conscious design and production. Their first collection

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Godoylab’s Drip Table Turns Thinning Wood into a Beautiful Table

Godoylab’s Drip Table Turns Thinning Wood into a Beautiful Table

It’s been some time since we last reported on Mexico City-based Godoylab, but this sustainability-focused design studio has certainly been hard at work with a slew of new pieces to show. One piece that

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A Tree-Shaped Shelf Made for Bookworms of All Ages

A Tree-Shaped Shelf Made for Bookworms of All Ages

We were absolutely enamored when we spotted this delightful tree shaped bookshelf by designer Shawn Soh at this year’s ICFF. Appropriately named the “Tree Bookshelf,” Soh sets up several

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New Eco-Friendly Modern Mobiles by Rogan Objects

New Eco-Friendly Modern Mobiles by Rogan Objects

We've always loved Rogan for their ethical fashion forwardness, but now we’ve become enamored with their uber-stylish collection of sustainable modern furniture and accessories! One of the latest

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André Joyau’s Salvaged Wood Furniture Celebrates Reclaimed Materials

André Joyau’s Salvaged Wood Furniture Celebrates Reclaimed Materials

André Joyau’s gorgeous furniture line was a definite show stopper last weekend at BKLYN Designs 2010.  We were so impressed by his use of reclaimed wood in his narrative furniture pieces that we

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BKLYN Designs Sneak Peek: Ecosystems Unveils Modular Snug-It Bed

BKLYN Designs Sneak Peek: Ecosystems Unveils Modular Snug-It Bed

Inhabitat favorite EcoSystems has just provided us with a sneak-peek of a brand new design they'll be unveiling at BKLYN Designs 2010 -- the Snug-It bed! The bed is based on their innovative connector

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Bug Infested Wood Transformed into Sleek Modern Furniture

Bug Infested Wood Transformed into Sleek Modern Furniture

In recent years global warming has lent a hand in increasing the population of the Mountain Pine Beetle, which has been wreaking havoc on acres of woodland area, giving way to a surplus of diseased,

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Beautiful Box-Frame Chairs Made from Bamboo

Beautiful Box-Frame Chairs Made from Bamboo

Designer Jeff Dah-Yue Shi has taken moso bamboo and turned it into a modern chair that thoughtfully makes reference to Chinese literature and philosophy. While a neat geometric box design is depicted when

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READER TIP: Salvaged Ash Side Table by Tom Fidgen

READER TIP: Salvaged Ash Side Table by Tom Fidgen

Author, furniture designer and hand tool enthusiast Tom Fidgen designed and built this side table using salvaged Ash collected from the shores of Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia, Canada. The drawer

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Bold Type Chair Made from 100% Biodegradable Cardboard

Bold Type Chair Made from 100% Biodegradable Cardboard

Font junkies haven’t had reason to get this excited since the release of Helvetica. Designers at SanSanserif Creatius have just premiered their Bold Chair, a funky new seating module constructed from

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Cardboard Moving Boxes Transform Into Sturdy Eco-Furniture

Cardboard Moving Boxes Transform Into Sturdy Eco-Furniture

Most of us have been re-purposing cardboard boxes since childhood, transforming them from containers for transporting objects into forts or secret hiding places. With her project entitled “Move!”

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Fashion4Home Unveils Bamboo Furniture Line, Lets Customers Vote On It

Fashion4Home Unveils Bamboo Furniture Line, Lets Customers Vote On It

What if manufacturers could poll their consumers before making a product to see if people would want to buy it? It would cut down on surplus supply and the energy and materials needed to produce and ship

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LIVING FURNITURE: the Pooktre Tree Chair

LIVING FURNITURE: the Pooktre Tree Chair

When we first saw this living, growing Garden Chair we quickly found ourselves captivated by its whimsical nature and perfect union between pure green design and functionality. But don’t be confused.

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Iannone’s Sustainably Crafted Cork Media Console

Iannone’s Sustainably Crafted Cork Media Console

Gone are the days of using cork only for corkboards and wine preservation. With the emergence of cork as a furniture-building material, designers are able to create eco-friendly pieces with a unique look.

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Green Coup d’Grace Media Console by Object Interiors

Green Coup d’Grace Media Console by Object Interiors

Extraordinary green designers Object Interiors unveiled their new Live Earth collection at this year's BKLYN Designs, and we were particularly struck by their Coup d'Grace Media Console (such a fitting

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BKYLN Sneak Peak: EcoSystems’ Snug-it! Desk

BKYLN Sneak Peak: EcoSystems’ Snug-it! Desk

One of Inhabitat’s favorite eco-design posses, EcoSystems, will be unveiling its new line at next week's BKLYN Designs showcase, but for you lucky readers we have an early offering: their new

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Milan 2009: PunkAlive Sustainably Sourced Furniture

Milan 2009: PunkAlive Sustainably Sourced Furniture

Where can one go to find breathtaking landscapes, artistic scenery and people with unique character? Punkaharju, Finland is one place, and PunkAlive goes to great measures to incorporate these qualities

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WAY BASICS Eco-friendly Flat-Pack Furniture

WAY BASICS Eco-friendly Flat-Pack Furniture

Love the idea of flat-pack in concept, but think the reality involves a frustrating wrestling match with an allen wrench and a cryptic set of Swedish instructions? Not so fast! Aiming to improve upon

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MILAN 2009: Designersblock Show

MILAN 2009: Designersblock Show

Each year the Designersblock show at the Milan Furniture Fair brings together an incredible assortment of designs by a diverse range of designers, and their 2009 offerings did not disappoint. At this

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Woodloops’ Gorgeous FSC-Certified Furniture

Woodloops’ Gorgeous FSC-Certified Furniture

These gorgeous pieces of FSC certified wooden furniture were created by German design company Woodloops. Founded in 2003 by product designer/carpenter René Mueller and forester Nina Griesshammer,

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Newspaper Furniture by David Stovell

Newspaper Furniture by David Stovell

Inspired to extend the ephemeral life of newspapers, David Stovell's Sunday Paper products consist of tightly rolled newspapers strapped together into stools. We love how the pieces make smart use of

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HOM LIFESTYLE: The Whole Green Prefab Package

HOM LIFESTYLE: The Whole Green Prefab Package

Often overshadowed in the prefab debate by their sexier cousin, the modular home, manufactured homes are not usually synonymous with sustainability or style. Until now, that is. Introducing HOM

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