Mike Chino

The Best Green Designs from Wanted Design 2013!

by , 05/24/13

Hadron Lamp, Joe Doucet, wanted design, wanted design 2013, new york design week, sustainable design, green design, green furniture, green interiors, eco products, energy-efficient lights, nydw, new york design week 2013, wanteddesign

Joe Doucet‘s electric blue Hadron light is made from a single length of electroluminescent wire that is coiled into an entropic ball. The ambient lamp gives off a cool glow, and it uses very little energy.

Bipolar Wine Glass LED Lamps, Tat Chao, wanted design, wanted design 2013, new york design week, sustainable design, green design, green furniture, green interiors, eco products, energy-efficient lights, nydw, new york design week 2013, wanteddesign

At first glance, Tat Chao‘s Bipolar LED lamps look otherworldly alien forms – until you take a closer look and realize they’re made from recycled wine glasses.

Bipolar Wine Glass LED Lamps, Tat Chao, wanted design, wanted design 2013, new york design week, sustainable design, green design, green furniture, green interiors, eco products, energy-efficient lights, nydw, new york design week 2013, wanteddesign

Tat Chao uses the bases he removes from his wine glass lights to make spinning glass tops.

+ New Yorktat chao, glassware, recycled wine glasses wanted design, wanted design 2013, new york design week, sustainable design, green design, green furniture, green interiors, eco products, energy-efficient lights, nydw, new york design week 2013, wanteddesign

Tat Chao also displayed a set of shimmering tableware made from recycled wine glasses.

Corocito Folding Chair, Fabrica, wanted design, wanted design 2013, new york design week, sustainable design, green design, green furniture, green interiors, eco products, energy-efficient lights, nydw, new york design week 2013, wanteddesign

Fabrica‘s Corocito Chair is made from FSC-certified wood and features a clever folding design that allows it to be easily stored when not in use.

Street Football Seat Ball, Fabrica, wanted design, wanted design 2013, new york design week, sustainable design, green design, green furniture, green interiors, eco products, energy-efficient lights, nydw, new york design week 2013, wanteddesign

Fabrica also unveiled a springy set of Street Football Seat Ball chairs that are made from recycled upholstery materials. Each chair is built around a found soccer ball, which gives them their shape and comfy bounce.

Van der Gan, Recycled Rubber Chair, Fabrica, wanted design, wanted design 2013, new york design week, sustainable design, green design, green furniture, green interiors, eco products, energy-efficient lights, nydw, new york design week 2013, wanteddesign

Fabrica‘s Van der Gan Chair is a sustainably crafted seat that draws inspiration from Mies van der Rohe’s iconic mid-century Barcelona Chair. The seat cushions are available in wide array of materials ranging from salvaged denim to recycled rubber and upcycled coffee sacks.

Light Rain, David Trubridge, wanted design, wanted design 2013, new york design week, sustainable design, green design, green furniture, green interiors, eco products, energy-efficient lights, nydw, new york design week 2013, wanteddesign

David Trubridge dazzled visitors with his new Light Rain installation, which features a sweeping cascade of low-energy LED lights brimming with Swarovsky crystals. The installation draws upon the natural elements that inspired Trubridge’s work during different stages of his career – water (crystal rain drops), air (led lights), earth (a mountainous carpet installation), and fire (a blazing red LED lamp).

3D Mountain Rugm, Tsar, David Trubridge, wanted design, wanted design 2013, new york design week, sustainable design, green design, green furniture, green interiors, eco products, energy-efficient lights, nydw, new york design week 2013, wanteddesign

Trubridge collaborated with Tsar to create this geometric mountain rug, which evokes the element of “Earth.”

David Trubridge, wanted design, wanted design 2013, new york design week, sustainable design, green design, green furniture, green interiors, eco products, energy-efficient lights, nydw, new york design week 2013, wanteddesign

This blazing red LED lamp by David Trubridge represents the element of fire – while bearing a striking resemblance to the Eye of Sauron. One ring to rule them all!

Manuka Lamp, David Trubridge, wanted design, wanted design 2013, new york design week, sustainable design, green design, green furniture, green interiors, eco products, energy-efficient lights, nydw, new york design week 2013, wanteddesign

David Trubridge also unveiled his new Manuka Lamp, which scatters beautiful flower-shaped shadows upon nearby surfaces.

pod design, brooks atwood, wanted design, wanted design 2013, new york design week, sustainable design, green design, green furniture, green interiors, eco products, energy-efficient lights, nydw, new york design week 2013, wanteddesign

Pod Design frontman Brooks Atwood issued a call to “design like a rock star” with his amazing shirt and electrifying argon lightning bolt lamp.

Clothing for Furniture, Sinje Ollen , wanted design, wanted design 2013, new york design week, sustainable design, green design, green furniture, green interiors, eco products, energy-efficient lights, nydw, new york design week 2013, wanteddesign

A friend asked designer Sinje Ollen to create a cover for a classic chair that was damaged by a spill – and Ollen developed the idea into a colorful line of Clothing for Chairs. Her handcrafted wool covers breathe new life into dusty and damaged furnishings, giving them a second chance at life.

Hourglass Lamp, Danielle Trofe, wanted design, wanted design 2013, new york design week, sustainable design, green design, green furniture, green interiors, eco products, energy-efficient lights, nydw, new york design week 2013, wanteddesign

Danielle Trofe‘s brilliant Hourglass Lamp harvests energy from the passing of time! Simply flip it upside down and the lamp harvests energy from falling grains of sand to power its low-energy LED bulbs.

Secto Design Lamps, One Nordic Design Furniture Company, wanted design, wanted design 2013, new york design week, sustainable design, green design, green furniture, green interiors, eco products, energy-efficient lights, nydw, new york design week 2013, wanteddesign

These modern lamps by Secto Design for One Nordic Furniture Company are handmade by Finnish craftspeople from locally-sourced birch. They’re available in a variety of shades and formats (pendant, standing, and table), and they accept energy-efficient LED and CFL bulbs.

School of Visual Arts, sva, about!, boom, wanted design, wanted design 2013, new york design week, sustainable design, green design, green furniture, green interiors, eco products, energy-efficient lights, nydw, new york design week 2013, wanteddesign

The School of Visual Art’s Also! Project set up a fleet of fun interactive stations throughout the show floor. Featured here, BOOM imagines what the furniture on display at Wanted Design would say if it could talk. Visitors were invited to pop on a pair of headphones and listen to various furnishings speak their mind – complete with funny accents!

Red Wheelbarrow Table, Parsons and Charlseworth, wanted design, wanted design 2013, new york design week, sustainable design, green design, green furniture, green interiors, eco products, energy-efficient lights, nydw, new york design week 2013, wanteddesign

Parsons and Charlesworth‘s readymade designs transform banal pieces of backyard Americana into clever, functional furnishings through the addition of simple marble slabs. Pictured here is their “Red Wheelbarrow Table” and “Weber Grill Table.”

Naturalist Collection, Playable Studio, wanted design, wanted design 2013, new york design week, sustainable design, green design, green furniture, green interiors, eco products, energy-efficient lights, nydw, new york design week 2013, wanteddesign

Playable Studio launched its new Naturalist Collection, which featured these beautiful warm wood lamps made from 100% formaldehyde-free plywood finished with non-toxic food-grade oils.

Squishy Sticks chair, Annie Evelyn, RISD, wanted design, wanted design 2013, new york design week, sustainable design, green design, green furniture, green interiors, eco products, energy-efficient lights, nydw, new york design week 2013, wanteddesign

RISD Student Annie Evelyn unveiled this Squishy Stick chair, which is made from sawed-off sections of natural timber arranged to form a springy chair.

Shake Dog Potty, Modko, wanted design, wanted design 2013, new york design week, sustainable design, green design, green furniture, green interiors, eco products, energy-efficient lights, nydw, new york design week 2013, wanteddesign

Modko unveiled the latest prototype of their Shake Dog Potty – a portable pup toilet that can be easily cleaned by filling it with water and shaking it.

Felt Lamps, Metylos, wanted design, wanted design 2013, new york design week, sustainable design, green design, green furniture, green interiors, eco products, energy-efficient lights, nydw, new york design week 2013, wanteddesign

Metylos showcased their elegant, ultra-customizable Mathilde lamp, which is made from hanging strips of wool felt. The LED lamp can be braided, knotted, or bunched to adjust its light output, and it’s available in a wide range of colors.

Recycled Plastic Furniture, Thing Thing, wanted design, wanted design 2013, new york design week, sustainable design, green design, green furniture, green interiors, eco products, energy-efficient lights, nydw, new york design week 2013, wanteddesign

Thing Thing takes recycled design to the next level with their colorful functional objects, which are made of salvaged HDPE plastic that is recycled from scratch. Simon Anton, Rachel Mulder, Thom Moran, and Eiji Jimbo source plastic containers from landfills and recycling centers and then process them into malleable materials using a custom-designed set of machines.

Task planter, Bryn Torres, wanted design, wanted design 2013, new york design week, sustainable design, green design, green furniture, green interiors, eco products, energy-efficient lights, nydw, new york design week 2013, wanteddesign

Wanted’s Design in Puerto Rico exhibition featured Bryn Torres’ Task Planter, which makes growing a garden indoors a snap.

Wicker Chair, Victor Monserrate, wanted design, wanted design 2013, new york design week, sustainable design, green design, green furniture, green interiors, eco products, energy-efficient lights, nydw, new york design week 2013, wanteddesign

Victor Monserrate‘s bright orange Kanutos chair was also featured at the Design in Puerto Rico exhibit. This clever ethically produced seat bucks the woven wicker furniture trend by using thick, straight strips of wicker for structural support.

3D Printer Cast Vases, Great Things to People, wanted design, wanted design 2013, new york design week, sustainable design, green design, green furniture, green interiors, eco products, energy-efficient lights, nydw, new york design week 2013, wanteddesign

These Tarrugao Jars by Great Things to People combine traditional materials with next-gen prototyping technology. Their mathematically derived curves are created by 3d printing a mold and then using it to cast the form in porcelain.

Bamboo Bicycle, Diego Cardenas, wanted design, wanted design 2013, new york design week, sustainable design, green design, green furniture, green interiors, eco products, energy-efficient lights, nydw, new york design week 2013, wanteddesign

Diego Cardena’s fun balancing bicycle for kids features a frame and a fork made from shafts of sturdy bamboo.

+ Wanted Design

+ New York Design Week Coverage on Inhabitat

Photo by Mike Chino and Jill Fehrenbacher

Related Posts

LEAVE A COMMENT

or your inhabitat account below

Let's make sure you're a real person:


  • Read Inhabitat

  • Search Categories

  • Recent Posts

  • Recent Comments

  • Browse by Keyword

get the free Inhabitat newsletter

Submit this form
popular today
all time
most commented
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
Federated Media Publishing - Home