Mike Chino

The Best Green Designs from ICFF 2013 Day One!

by , 05/23/13

Colin Selig Recycled Propane Tank Chairs, icff, international contemporary furniture fair, new york design week, icff 2013, green design, sustainable design, green design events, design show, nydw, new york design week 2013, green interiors, sustainable interiors, green furniture, eco furniture, green products

San Francisco Bay Area-based designer Colin Selig repurposes old propane tanks to create an amazing array of sofas and chairs. The smooth, sculptural seats require no extra material, and Selig has plans to license the design so that local craftspeople can manufacture them around the world.

Designtree Frankie Lamp, icff, international contemporary furniture fair, new york design week, icff 2013, green design, sustainable design, green design events, design show, nydw, new york design week 2013, green interiors, sustainable interiors, green furniture, eco furniture, green products

New Zealand-based Designtree showcased their series of Frankie Lamps, which feature recycled felt shades set upon FSC-certified wood frames. The Frankie line includes a table, standing, and pendant lamp, and each one is accented by a red cord that adds a bright pop of color.

Graypants Giant Recycled Cardboard Lamp, icff, international contemporary furniture fair, new york design week, icff 2013, green design, sustainable design, green design events, design show, nydw, new york design week 2013, green interiors, sustainable interiors, green furniture, eco furniture, green products

That’s no moon… it’s Graypants‘ largest recycled cardboard lamp to date! The designers told us that even this epic 64″ sphere will soon be eclipsed by an even larger cardboard lamp – stay tuned!

The Recycler Tub Chair Made From Recycled Bike Parts, icff, international contemporary furniture fair, new york design week, icff 2013, green design, sustainable design, green design events, design show, nydw, new york design week 2013, green interiors, sustainable interiors, green furniture, eco furniture, green products

The Recycler created this bright red chair entirely from repurposed bicycle parts. Four handlebars make up its legs, while the seat is composed of sections of bicycle wheels.

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  1. report report May 22, 2013 at 10:29 am

    On a more subtle note, the metal on Van der Sluis chairs shown at ICFF can be coated with a shiny powdercoat chrome-substitute. The processes and substances involved in chrome-plating are notoriously earth-hostile. They have ergonomic and modern stacking chairs, too.

  2. Rebecca Paul May 21, 2013 at 7:33 am

    “That’s no moon… it’s Graypants” – classic.

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