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The Best Green Furniture From Milan Design Week: Fiera Milano Day 2
Posted By Francesca Emily Amato On April 28, 2012 @ 1:00 am In carousel showcase,gallery,green furniture,green Interiors,Green Products,Milan Furniture Fair | No Comments
Super-Elastica is a natural rattan armchair which owes its name to the extraordinarily elastic material, which enables it to adapt to the shape of whoever sits in it, and to return to its original shape when unoccupied. Designed by Marco Zanuso jr  & Giuseppe Raboni, it is manufactured by Bonacina.
The Atlantic Collection by José A. Gandía-Blasco  uses NOWOOD – a 100% recyclable material made from a mix of natural and plastic fibres. This particular blend gives the product all the warmth of wood, while guaranteeing a long life cycle.
A specialist in chairs, Philippe Starck  has gone one step ahead by creating the Zartan seat for Venetian brand Magis . Hemp fiber is mixed with recycled polypropylene and compressed into this striking eco-friendly chair.
Mattiazzi  is an Italian company, devoted to wood and sustainable design. Their chairs, stools and armchairs are created with the help of important international designers and produced entirely in wood, through an eco-friendly process. Shown is the Medici chair by Konstantin Grcic 
Sturdy and stackable, the Torsio chair, designed by Hanspeter Steiger  for Rothlisberger Kollektion, stands out with its beautiful yet simple design. Made of just two pieces of molded plywood, it does not require any metal joints.
How about sitting on a mass of recycled plastic? Created by Roberto Giacomucci  and produced by Emporium, Zoe is made by melting and recomposing waste products – hence its multicolored appearance.
“Time to stop and think” is the suggestion from Emeco, a pioneering manufacturer who has teamed with the creative spirit of Philippe Starck , to produce something truly new. Combining reclaimed polypropylene and discarded wood fiber, the Broom chair saves energy, waste and carbon.
What could be more sustainable than giving new life to cast-away products? With the “Meat Packing” project, rug manufacturer G.I. Design reassembles and regenerates discarded pieces of old oriental carpets to construct a stunning collection of unique pieces. Art direction by Deanna Comellini 
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 Milan Design Week: http://inhabitat.com/milan-furniture-fair/
 Fiera Milano: http://inhabitat.com/textiles-materials-technology-%E2%80%93-design-at-milan%E2%80%99s-salone-grows-greener/
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 Marco Zanuso jr: http://www.marcozanuso.com
 José A. Gandía-Blasco: http://www.gandiablasco.com/
 Philippe Starck: http://www.starck.com
 Magis: http://www.magisdesign.com/
 Mattiazzi: http://www.mattiazzi.eu/
 Konstantin Grcic: http://www.konstantin-grcic.com
 Hanspeter Steiger: http://www.hanspetersteiger.com/
 Roberto Giacomucci: http://www.giacomuccidesign.com/
 Deanna Comellini: http://www.deannacomellini.com
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