Gallery: The Best Green Designs from Model Citizens 2011

For the past three years Model Citizens has drawn together a remarkable range of cleverly conceived, socially conscious, and environmentally sustainable furnishings and products during New York Design Week - and this year's exhibit was the strongest showing yet! The event drew together over 90 independent and emerging designers to showcase stellar lighting solutions, innovative recycled furniture, and gorgeous eco jewelry - read on for our favorite green finds!

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.


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  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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