Gallery: The Best Green Designs from Model Citizens 2011

2nd Life Furniture by Click Boom Pow
 
Click Boom Pow's funky recycled 2nd Life collection breathes a new life into cast-off chairs and other furnishings. This clever chalkboard coffee table has been repurposed from a child's high chair.

Esin Arsan showcased a clever set of coffee mugs that serve up a reminder about the world’s vanishing endangered species with every cup of joe. Each animal’s imprint is rendered in an unglazed section that is stained and slowly revealed as the cup is drank.

Colleen Jordan‘s wearable planters brighten your wardrobe with a miniature pot that can be strung around your neck. The cute porcelain charms are just the right size for housing a single flower, sprout, or succulent.

Fabbrica Da Ponte‘s brilliant bags are made of materials salvaged from vintage bags and textiles from the past century. Each one of a kind satchel is made by hand in Brooklyn using reclaimed and repurposed materials.

Perhacs Studio showcased a new line of modular pendant lights that are laser cut from cardboard and other low-impact materials. Each lamp is assembled without screws or glue from 8 “leaves” that can be interchanged to form an incredible variety of shapes.

Plywood Office unveiled “Hammy”, a breezy hammock that is suspended above an integrated wood platform with a flower planter. We can’t imagine a more relaxing chaise for a warm sunny day!

We were thrilled to see Vancouver-based Organelle Design showcase one of their “Hangeliers” made from repurposed clothes hangers at Model Citizens. Each intricate chandelier is made from wood hangers, bike rims, chain rings, and zip ties.

Click Boom Pow‘s funky recycled 2nd Life collection breathes a new life into cast-off chairs and other furnishings. This clever chalkboard coffee table has been repurposed from a child’s high chair.

Frances Ranno unveiled an innovative transforming coffee table that goes the extra mile by extending outwards to offer more space. A bright pop of color at one end distinguishes the elegant design.

Tamara Petrovic showcased a striking flat-pack table that can be cut from a single sheet of bamboo. Perched atop the table is “Fruit Play”, a plane of cork that flattens out the common conception of a fruit bowl.

Organelle Design also unveiled a smart storage element that serves as a stool when it is filled with rolled up magazines.

Designing Hope‘s Rebuild Blocks are limited-edition toys created with the Happy Hearts Fund to raise money for the construction of a kindergarten in Indonesia. Each block is handmade from reclaimed mahogany and poplar, and all proceeds from the sale of each set go to support the school.

Blight Design transformed a naturally fallen Pennsylvania oak tree into a series of turned wooden mallets for his friends who work as chefs.

Reclaiming Brooklyn designer Harris Hine showcased an arching floor lamp made from a found tree branch that beautifully merges rustic and modern design elements.

Reclaiming Brooklyn also exhibited a stool made from salvaged wood that pops atop a brightly colored metal frame.

Designing Hope‘s Rebuild Blocks are limited-edition toys created with the Happy Hearts Fund to raise money for the construction of a kindergarten in Indonesia. Each block is handmade from reclaimed mahogany and poplar, and all proceeds from the sale of each set go to support the school.

Build it Green NYC worked women in the ReNew program to design and build a set of furniture made of wood salvaged from NYC water towers.

Ashley Jean Landon salvages off-cuts from wood shops and transforms them into miniature trees! Her Reforestation “forest” is a response to the tremendous amount of waste in the lumber industry.

Brooklyn-based Paper No. 9 creates beautiful vegan bags with a leather-like aesthetic by treating sheets of common cardboard with oils and heat to make them soft and supple. The result is a velvety texture that wears well and only become more beautiful with age.

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6 Comments

  1. Matty June 1, 2011 at 11:40 am

    Such a deep asnwer! GD&RVVF

  2. Taron June 1, 2011 at 10:54 am

    You’re the greastet! JMHO

  3. Jonni June 1, 2011 at 10:52 am

    I’m out of league here. Too much brain power on dislapy!

  4. Sanne June 1, 2011 at 10:23 am

    I bow down humbly in the presence of such gearntses.

  5. Addrienne May 31, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    I’m not esaliy impressed. . . but that’s impressing me! :)

  6. Tessie May 31, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    Wow! Great thniikng! JK

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