Gallery: The Best Green Designs from ICFF 2013 Day One!

Photo by Mike Chino for Inhabitat
The Dutchtub is an off-grid hot tub that is heated by a burning wood fire. It'd be perfect for a taking a soak in the woods while camping!

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.

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.

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 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 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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