Mike Chino

26 Inspiring Green Home Furnishings From BKLYN Designs 2014

by , 05/13/14

Uhuru, Shou Sugi Ban Stool, bklyn designs, new york design week, bklyn designs 2014, sustainable design, green design, green furniture, reclaimed wood, sustainable furniture, green interiors, sustainable interiors, green products, eco friendly design, recycled materials, sustainable materials, nydw, new york design week 2014

Uhuru‘s Shou Sugi Ban Stool is made from Japanese cedar treated with a traditional process that preserves the wood by charring it. The beautifully textured seat is made from a reclaimed cedar pole from the Pacific Northwest.

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Otis and Otis, Drop Light, bklyn designs, new york design week, bklyn designs 2014, sustainable design, green design, green furniture, reclaimed wood, sustainable furniture, green interiors, sustainable interiors, green products, eco friendly design, recycled materials, sustainable materials, nydw, new york design week 2014

To create this stunning sculptural Drop Light, designer Casey Otis melted salvaged bronze and collected the drops as they cooled. He then suspended them around a light source to create a mesmerizing lamp that casts delicate shadows upon nearby surfaces.

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Phil Gautreau, Salvaged Wood, Hand Turned Bowls, bklyn designs, new york design week, bklyn designs 2014, sustainable design, green design, green furniture, reclaimed wood, sustainable furniture, green interiors, sustainable interiors, green products, eco friendly design, recycled materials, sustainable materials, nydw, new york design week 2014

Phil Gautreau‘s gorgeous hand turned bowls are made from salvaged pieces of locally sourced timber. Gautreau starts with a solid chunk of wood and then carefully lathes away layer by layer to expose the hidden character concealed within.

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Pickett Furniture, Card Table, bklyn designs, new york design week, bklyn designs 2014, sustainable design, green design, green furniture, reclaimed wood, sustainable furniture, green interiors, sustainable interiors, green products, eco friendly design, recycled materials, sustainable materials, nydw, new york design week 2014

Pickett Furniture revitalizes furnishings that have fallen out of fashion by realizing them in striking new forms. Case in point: This octagonal card table is made from reclaimed red oak, and it features insets made from rapidly renewable cork.

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Pickett Furniture, Guitar Amp, bklyn designs, new york design week, bklyn designs 2014, sustainable design, green design, green furniture, reclaimed wood, sustainable furniture, green interiors, sustainable interiors, green products, eco friendly design, recycled materials, sustainable materials, nydw, new york design week 2014

Pickett Furniture also showcased a rocking tube guitar amp and a series of friendly robots made from salvaged wood offcuts.

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Schiller Project, Burl, WMC Table, bklyn designs, new york design week, bklyn designs 2014, sustainable design, green design, green furniture, reclaimed wood, sustainable furniture, green interiors, sustainable interiors, green products, eco friendly design, recycled materials, sustainable materials, nydw, new york design week 2014

Schiller Projects‘ WMC Table is made from a massive bird’s eye maple burl (which is essentially a tree tumor). The designer carved off the bulbous burl without casing serious harm to the tree and then sanded it to reveal the rosy woodgrain within. The finished piece is set upon structural legs that strike contrast with the wood’s organic form.

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Garrison Architects, Post Disaster Interim Housing, bklyn designs, new york design week, bklyn designs 2014, sustainable design, green design, green furniture, reclaimed wood, sustainable furniture, green interiors, sustainable interiors, green products, eco friendly design, recycled materials, sustainable materials, nydw, new york design week 2014

Garrison Architects has developed a resilient urban housing prototype to provide displaced city residents with shelter in the event of a catastrophic disaster.

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Off Centre, Living Wall, bklyn designs, new york design week, bklyn designs 2014, sustainable design, green design, green furniture, reclaimed wood, sustainable furniture, green interiors, sustainable interiors, green products, eco friendly design, recycled materials, sustainable materials, nydw, new york design week 2014

Off Centre showcased a lush living wall made installation from handblown glass containers. The designers’s beautifully formed vessels and lamps celebrate the subtle imperfections inherent to the glassblowing process.

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Mark Jupiter, Reclaimed Wood Couch, bklyn designs, new york design week, bklyn designs 2014, sustainable design, green design, green furniture, reclaimed wood, sustainable furniture, green interiors, sustainable interiors, green products, eco friendly design, recycled materials, sustainable materials, nydw, new york design week 2014

This sublime couch by Mark Jupiter is made from slats of reclaimed softwood and light tan leather sourced from North Carolina.

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Coil + Drift, Hover Shelving Unit, bklyn designs, new york design week, bklyn designs 2014, sustainable design, green design, green furniture, reclaimed wood, sustainable furniture, green interiors, sustainable interiors, green products, eco friendly design, recycled materials, sustainable materials, nydw, new york design week 2014

Coil + Drift‘s Hover Shelving Unit is made from salvaged architectural joists and scaffolding sourced from around New York City. Founder John Sorensen-Jolink chose to leave the wood unfinished to let its raw natural character shine through.

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Coil + Drift, Dusk Table, bklyn designs, new york design week, bklyn designs 2014, sustainable design, green design, green furniture, reclaimed wood, sustainable furniture, green interiors, sustainable interiors, green products, eco friendly design, recycled materials, sustainable materials, nydw, new york design week 2014

Coil + Drift also showcased this gorgeous geometric Dusk Table, which is made from planks of salvaged wood set atop a geometric metal base.

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Nadia Belalia, Recycled Colander Lamps, bklyn designs, new york design week, bklyn designs 2014, sustainable design, green design, green furniture, reclaimed wood, sustainable furniture, green interiors, sustainable interiors, green products, eco friendly design, recycled materials, sustainable materials, nydw, new york design week 2014

Inhabitat favorite Nadia Belalia returned to New York Design Week with a fresh collection of lamps made from repurposed colanders. The reclaimed lights let bits of light shine through to cast pointillist shadows on nearby surfaces.

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Brooklyn Slab, bklyn designs, new york design week, bklyn designs 2014, sustainable design, green design, green furniture, reclaimed wood, sustainable furniture, green interiors, sustainable interiors, green products, eco friendly design, recycled materials, sustainable materials, nydw, new york design week 2014

Brooklyn Slab‘s Mothwing Lamp Table draws an accord between different elements: intricate woodwork is juxtaposed with simple, coarse metal legs. The studio’s use of markedly different materials shows that contrast—when used well—can create startling and appealing effects.

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Alexandra Ferguson, Rules Pillows, bklyn designs, new york design week, bklyn designs 2014, sustainable design, green design, green furniture, reclaimed wood, sustainable furniture, green interiors, sustainable interiors, green products, eco friendly design, recycled materials, sustainable materials, nydw, new york design week 2014

Inspired by American folk art and mid-century modern aesthetics, Alexandra Ferguson has created a line of cushions that complement any living space (and speak volumes about the residents)!

VOTE FOR ALEXANDER FERGUSON HERE >

GN Woodwork, Vintage Fabric Pillows, bklyn designs, new york design week, bklyn designs 2014, sustainable design, green design, green furniture, reclaimed wood, sustainable furniture, green interiors, sustainable interiors, green products, eco friendly design, recycled materials, sustainable materials, nydw, new york design week 2014

GN Woodwork focuses on crafting quality heirloom furnishings made from sustainably sourced wood. They also showcased a series of colorful, cushy pillows made of vintage fabrics from Paula Rubsenstein.

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CASA Kids, Transforming Cradle Bed, kids furniture, bklyn designs, new york design week, bklyn designs 2014, sustainable design, green design, green furniture, reclaimed wood, sustainable furniture, green interiors, sustainable interiors, green products, eco friendly design, recycled materials, sustainable materials, nydw, new york design week 2014

CASA Kids‘ brilliant transforming children’s furniture is designed to grow with your child. This cozy cradle expands into an elegant set of bunk beds with the addition of a simple kit.

VOTE FOR CASA KIDS HERE >

Mass Transit Made Art, Subway Map Prints, bklyn designs, new york design week, bklyn designs 2014, sustainable design, green design, green furniture, reclaimed wood, sustainable furniture, green interiors, sustainable interiors, green products, eco friendly design, recycled materials, sustainable materials, nydw, new york design week 2014

Mass Transit Made Art memorializes the subway and bus systems of cities around the world by turning them into colorful prints.

Jason Freeny, Anatomical Barbie, bklyn designs, new york design week, bklyn designs 2014, sustainable design, green design, green furniture, reclaimed wood, sustainable furniture, green interiors, sustainable interiors, green products, eco friendly design, recycled materials, sustainable materials, nydw, new york design week 2014

Pratt alumni Jason Freeny‘s creepy Anatomical Barbie peers beneath the skin of a toy commonly perceived as a model for beauty.

Liz Collins, Sustainable Textiles, bklyn designs, new york design week, bklyn designs 2014, sustainable design, green design, green furniture, reclaimed wood, sustainable furniture, green interiors, sustainable interiors, green products, eco friendly design, recycled materials, sustainable materials, nydw, new york design week 2014

Artist and designer Liz Collins makes unique eye-popping knit blankets, pillows and rugs using upcycled deadstock fabrics as well as organic alpaca.

bklyn designs, new york design week, bklyn designs 2014, sustainable design, green design, green furniture, reclaimed wood, sustainable furniture, green interiors, sustainable interiors, green products, eco friendly design, recycled materials, sustainable materials, nydw, new york design week 2014

Pratt alumni Michael Weaker’s fun customizable Obos Toys 100% recyclable, packed it minimal materials, and made from FSC-certified materials.

Pletz, FSC Certified Wood, bklyn designs, new york design week, bklyn designs 2014, sustainable design, green design, green furniture, reclaimed wood, sustainable furniture, green interiors, sustainable interiors, green products, eco friendly design, recycled materials, sustainable materials, nydw, new york design week 2014

Pletz launched a line of sculptural lamps at BKLYN Designs that combine midcentury modern aesthetics with sustainably finished, FSC-certified wood.

Richard Wyman, Wood Lamps, bklyn designs, new york design week, bklyn designs 2014, sustainable design, green design, green furniture, reclaimed wood, sustainable furniture, green interiors, sustainable interiors, green products, eco friendly design, recycled materials, sustainable materials, nydw, new york design week 2014

Richard Wyman‘s natural wood lamps are made of slabs of walnut imbued with colorful eco resin that glows when illuminated from behind.

Think Fabricate, Writing Table, bklyn designs, new york design week, bklyn designs 2014, sustainable design, green design, green furniture, reclaimed wood, sustainable furniture, green interiors, sustainable interiors, green products, eco friendly design, recycled materials, sustainable materials, nydw, new york design week 2014

Think Fabricate debuted a multitasking wood writing table that features built-in power plugs, a pull out drawer, and compartments for pens and other supplies.

Respondé, FSC Certified Wood, Table, bklyn designs, new york design week, bklyn designs 2014, sustainable design, green design, green furniture, reclaimed wood, sustainable furniture, green interiors, sustainable interiors, green products, eco friendly design, recycled materials, sustainable materials, nydw, new york design week 2014

Respondé‘s responsible modern furnishings pair beautiful, sustainable materials with eco friendly finishes. This red oak table is made from fallen wood set atop a powder coated aluminum base.

Katy Skelton, Wood Credenza, bklyn designs, new york design week, bklyn designs 2014, sustainable design, green design, green furniture, reclaimed wood, sustainable furniture, green interiors, sustainable interiors, green products, eco friendly design, recycled materials, sustainable materials, nydw, new york design week 2014

Katy Skelton unveiled a walnut credenza made from beautifully sculpted wood treated with eco-friendly finishes.

Elkamii, Porcelain Planters, bklyn designs, new york design week, bklyn designs 2014, sustainable design, green design, green furniture, reclaimed wood, sustainable furniture, green interiors, sustainable interiors, green products, eco friendly design, recycled materials, sustainable materials, nydw, new york design week 2014

Elkamii‘s delicate porcelain pots are slipcast and glazed with a pop of color. They can be sat upon a tabletop or hung from above, and they do double duty as containers and planters.

bklyn designs, new york design week, bklyn designs 2014, sustainable design, green design, green furniture, reclaimed wood, sustainable furniture, green interiors, sustainable interiors, green products, eco friendly design, recycled materials, sustainable materials, nydw, new york design week 2014

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2 Comments

  1. Jill Fehrenbacher Jill Fehrenbacher May 10, 2014 at 11:53 am

    Hi Laszlo-

    It seems pretty obvious to me why salvaged wood is an eco-friendly material, but I’ll try to answer your question and explain in more depth. When you recycle wood that would otherwise be going to waste to create something (like a bowl, for exmaple), you are eliminating the need to find or create a new material to create that object, such as chopping down & killing a tree to get wood for a wooden bowl, or creating yet more plastic from petroleum to create a plastic bowl. Creating more plastic negatively impacts future generations in several ways: it contributes to greenhouse gases, and plastic is not biodegradable, so it never disappears and ends up in landfill. Chopping down trees has a negative impact on future generations as well; it contributes to global warming and deforestation. Does this answer your question?

  2. Laszlo Komaromi May 10, 2014 at 10:36 am

    Just a friendly question: what makes a timber bowl sustainable? Is it coming from a sustainable source? Local, and salvaged, that’s fine. But sustainability should be something more. It does not really affect the needs of future generations.

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