Gallery: Our Favorite Sustainable Home Furnishings at the 2013 Las Vega...

The Las Vegas Market is one of many mammoth shows that take place each year around the country, showing home furnishings of all conceivable varieties. Shortly after their inception in 2006, the Las Vegas Market started a program they titled "One Good World," which highlights companies who work in sustainable ways. Through partnership with the Sustainable Furnishing Council, who check out the green credentials of all One Good World applicants, the Market is able to bring attention to companies — many of them younger and smaller than industry behemoths — who are working to bring eco-furnishings to the fore.

The Phillips Collection

The Phillips Collection is a North Carolina-based family-run company who makes impressive use of salvaged materials and sustainably-sourced wood. Their one-of-a-kind pieces make features of imperfections and elegant use of surprising materials, such as a not-quite-jade buddha head formed from crushed recycled glass, chairs made from seatbelts, a bench crafted from wooden wheels and screens made from oil drum rings.

Origins by The Phillips Collection

The Phillips Collection’s Origins Series includes these dramatic teak consoles. The company sources the teak from Thailand, where stumps and root systems of long ago illegally logged trees often need to be cleared to regrow the land. Pulled from depths of as much as 15 feet, the Phillips family purchases these root systems (paying local workers at a price that reflects the design furniture industry, not the lot clearing one), and crafts them into thoroughly unique, deeply textured conversation pieces.


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1 Comment

  1. jimm2yjohn July 2, 2013 at 3:56 am

    The utensils are good but don’t you think it’s getting too messy.

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