Lea Stewart

The Best Green Designs from the NeoCon World's Trade Fair

by , 06/15/10

InterfaceFLOR‘s giant recycled elephant was created in partnership with the Human Elephant Foundation and Chicago’s Field Museum. The elephant was crafted entirely from tires by South African artist Andres Botha. Because the elephant has a lifespan similar to humans, and have family units and relationship similar to our own, it has been chosen as the symbol to represent the company’s “Off Oil by 2020” mission.

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The InterfaceFLOR showroom unveiled a collection that is throwback to 1980’s Memphis styling. Not Memphis, Tennessee — but rather the geometric, bold-colored design period that grew out of Italy three decades ago. InterfaceFLOR proves that eco can also be wild with this collection made from a minimum 31% post-consumer recycled content (64% total).

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The Crinoline line of outdoor furniture from B&B Italia is constructed of natural fibers hand-woven into soft, flowing forms. Known for her excellent use of textures and sophisticated ornamentation, designer Patricia Urquiola plays with the stiff, structural weave of the furniture by adorning the chairs with natural fiber ponchos.

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Crossville Tile is dedicated to sustainability and touts that they were the first porcelain tile company to use recycled content in a product called EcoCycle. Today they offer a great variety of tiles with recycled content, accounting for over 6 million pounds of waste diverted from landfills. A standout from their 2010 offering is the Urban Renewal line of metallic tiles, which is SCS certified to have 50% post-consumer recycled content.

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  1. Eco Friendly Kids Glass... June 16, 2010 at 12:36 pm

    [...] is reminding designers that glass can be a fun material too, especially for kids. Unveiled at NeoCon this week, Skyline’s line of graphic illustrated glass invites kids to doodle, imagine, or play [...]

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