San Francisco Bay Area-based designer Colin Selig repurposes old propane tanks to create an amazing array of sofas and chairs. The smooth, sculptural seats require no extra material, and Selig has plans to license the design so that local craftspeople can manufacture them around the world.
New Zealand-based Designtree showcased their series of Frankie Lamps, which feature recycled felt shades set upon FSC-certified wood frames. The Frankie line includes a table, standing, and pendant lamp, and each one is accented by a red cord that adds a bright pop of color.
That’s no moon… it’s Graypants’ largest recycled cardboard lamp to date! The designers told us that even this epic 64″ sphere will soon be eclipsed by an even larger cardboard lamp – stay tuned!
The Recycler created this bright red chair entirely from repurposed bicycle parts. Four handlebars make up its legs, while the seat is composed of sections of bicycle wheels.
Moooi unveiled a collection of stunning LED chandeliers that look like fireworks or constellations in bloom. Each energy-efficient lamp’s metal structure carries a low-voltage current that is safe to the touch and eliminates the need to connect the bulbs with wires.
Patrick Weder Design’s beehive-like lamp makes beautiful use of minimal materials. It’s composed of tiny strips of paper layered over a simple wire frame structure.
Inhabitat favorite Nadia Belalia showcased a new set of recycled colander lamps painted with brilliant hues.
Dirk Vander Koolj unveiled his brand new Chubby Chair, which is made of recycled plastic extruded and shaped by a custom-built robot.
Molo showcased its elegant new Softlight LED tripod lamp, which consists of a cloud-like Tyvek shade set atop three spindly legs.
Hurb’s clever Kiga Kitchen Garden is a modular planter that can be used to grow fresh herbs for cooking. The modules can be arranged in a variety of configurations, they stack one within another to ship, and the foot of each planter provides drainage.
Hinterland unveiled a gorgeous low-energy chandelier made from pieces of driftwood salvaged from the coasts of British Columbia.
The Dutchtub is an off-grid hot tub that is heated by a burning wood fire. It’d be perfect for a taking a soak in the woods while camping!
Blackbody showcased its gorgeous OLED tree, which consists of a single white trunk that splits off into branches that glow with low-energy light.
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