Extraordinary green designers Object Interiors unveiled their new Live Earth collection at this year’s BKLYN Designs, and we were particularly struck by their Coup d’Grace Media Console (such a fitting name!). Made from a formaldehyde and VOC-free MDF shell, the console reflects the mission of the collection “to connect all the raw, natural elements that make up the construction of a finished piece” and provide “a sensory connection with live things reflected in the furniture around you.” Dried grasses are embedded into the console’s front sliding doors, which are translucent panels comprised of 3Form eco-resin. The patented material is constructed using 40 percent post-consumer recycled waste and is an increasingly popular, PVC-free alternative to plastic. Even better, eco-resin can be returned to 3Form for recycling at the end of its lifespan.
There was a lot to praise about Object Interiors’ showing at BKLYN Designs this year. Not only did the Brooklyn design studio present a stellar collection of sustainable furniture, including the super comfy ‘Felt Up Day Bed’ and zen-like ‘Meditation Table’, they also built a green wall made from live moss that was pretty much the coolest part of any booth at the show. (It took 48 uninterrupted hours to assemble!)
Object Interiors is constantly searching for ways to reduce the impact of their products, and their Live Earth collection is a testament to that commitment. Their design studio and manufacturing plant are located within 15 minutes of each other, and they source local materials whenever possible. In addition, all of their finishes are eco-friendly–milk-based paint, water-based lacquer, or citrus oil. Congrats on another timeless collection of sustainable contemporary furniture!