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Repurposed Furniture From Rehab Vintage

Generally, vintage or old furniture sets are destined to our dumpsite immediately. However, Rehab Vintage Interiors made a difference for many of our old furniture that we think of no use already. Using these vintage furniture sets, as their company name suggest the company has the passion of rescuing those vintage furniture like steel desk and more and give a new life to all of these my simply stripping those old finish that the furniture has. Rehab Vintage also restores the furniture’s metal in order to reveal the beauty and curves of the mid century furniture. With this act, landfills will definitely be minimized drastically, thus less harm to the environment.

Rehab Vintage Furniture

Rehab Vintage Furniture

Source: Rehab Vintage via Haute*Nature

Murakami Chair: An Energy Saving Rocking Chair

Rocking chair is fun to use especially when relaxing. However, the Murakami Chair is a rocking chair that will not only make you feel relaxed but will also help you save some energy for your lighting system. The Murakami Chair has the ability to generate energy while being in used during the day and allow the attached lamp to light up at night. With the Murakami Chair, the user will not enjoy the experience of relaxing but will also definitely love the idea of helping save up some energy for their lamp use. If producing sustainable energy will be this simple, surely many would definitely love to help produce more.

Murakami Chair

Murakami Chair

Via: Inhabitat

Sturdy Eco-Cabinet Out Of Paper Pulp

Newspaper reading has become a hobby of mostly current event people especially the senior ones who do not want to be in front of their computers all day long just to read the news. However, we all know that when the day ends, the life of the newspaper ends as well leading them to be destined to the landfills already. Avoiding for the continuous growth of landfills and making a way to reduce it dramatically, designer Debbie Wijskamp has created the Paper Pulp Cabinet. Some of her creations have drawers while others are left open to make it function as good shelves.

Paper Pulp Cabinet

Paper Pulp Cabinet

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Nikki Sofa By Rabih Hage

Normally when see wonderful and beautifully upholstered sofa it is made of first hand materials. With the Nikki Sofa by Rabih Hage, it is the opposite. The Nikki Sofa is a great and stylish sofa that is totally made of recycled materials. To create something new, the designer uses some pre-existing pieces, reused it and has its beauty revealed. He then uses the torn sail from sail makers for the sofa’s stylish and artistic upholstery. Instead of seeing these junk materials in our landfills, Rabih have saves it from causing our landfills to continue grow and made their lives have a new meaning and purpose.

Nikki Sofa

Nikki Sofa

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Tilter Chair Daniel Michalik

Using a solid recycled cork, Brooklyn based designer comes up with wonderful, stylish, and eco-friendly furniture called the Tilter Chair. This eco-chair feature a backrest that has relief cuts for the seat to tilt and spring when in use thus, provides additional comfort and support to the users. The chair also comes in an attractive design that everyone would surely love to own one for them, their kids, their kids, and everybody at home. I also find the chair sturdy enough to carry big sitters as it is quite thick and compact. The backrest also has a square hole in the idle with each side painted in different colors that adds up the beauty of the chair.

Tilter Chair

Tilter Chair

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Recycled Butter Stool From DesignByThem

Made from 100% post consumer recycled plastic particularly milk containers, designers Sarh Gibson and Nicholas Karlovasitis from DesignByThem’s Butter Stool is not only made from recycled materials, but also is sturdy making it able to be used over time. The product comes in a single piece of plastic and can be easily hand assembled by simply folding each part. Aside from the clean lines, the stool also looks elegant enough for outdoor and indoor use. The team has plans of expanding the Butter series by creating more products like table and shelving system. The Butter Stool simply proves that eco-friendly design needs not compromise style.

Butter Stool

Source: DesignByThem via Design Addict

Dance of Mat by Y-TOWN

It is really rewarding to hear that designers now come up with numerous sustainable designs but has the elegant and look of the future. Like the designers in Y-town, they have created the Dance of Mat lounge that is not only sustainable but elegant and comfortable as well.

This is a fine lounge designed with rhythm and tradition. Mat, a traditional oriental material that is breathable and sustainable, is perfectly transformed into a 3 dimensional lounge. Layers of smooth mat are dyed red, wrapped upon a white lounge body. Sections of the mat can still be seen in the silhouette, showing the beauty of the material.

The design has won the Creative Prize of 2006 Shenzhen International Furniture Expo.

Source: Y-Town

The Hover Eco Bench By Kristoffer Kjær

Eco furniture are growing and is getting a trend to every household especially who are environmentally aware. Joining with some other designers and helping eco-friendly consumers, designer Kristoffer Kjær has created the Hover Eco Bench.

“The Hover Eco Bench is both a luxurious piece of furniture and a unique piece of design with a sustainable history,” says Kristoffer Kjær. “The vertically positioned lamellae which form the seat of the bench, all originate from old Dutch colony houses in Indonesia. They are cut from century-old teak trunks that have been sawn up and treated with oil. The old teak wood has a glow and a character in the growth ring which makes the piece of furniture something quite exceptional.”

Hover Eco Bench

Hover Eco Bench

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Recycling Plus Artistic Talent Equals Quality Green Product

Recycling is a fun activity to do especially if you want to help save the environment. Joining with you in your aim or recycling is the people from Studio Jo Meesters who have created the TESTLAB, an ongoing experimental project about recycling discarded item and used it to create a brand new useful item. As a result, TESTLAB was able to produce a collection of furniture called the “Odds & Ends, Bits & Pieces”. The collection composed of four pieces furniture and all are made from 34 discarded wooden beams and 16 leftover blankets. The blankets are weaved with art and resulted into nice and wonderful upholstery that brightens up each of the furniture from the collection.

TESTLAB Furniture Collection

TESTLAB Furniture Collection

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Caterpillar Activity Bench By Joe Fiacchino

Living the green life is fun and it would be nice if started earlier. If we have not done this in our childhood, we can let our kids start living green as early as possible. Helping us in making this aim into fruition is designer Joe Fiacchino from Skyline Design who did design the Caterpillar Activity Bench for GreenPlay. Aside from its cute and cool kiddie design and color, the caterpillar activity bench has numerous green features to take pride.

• Its base is made from urea formaldehyde-free MDF and FSC-certified birch veneer, thus the product has no or has low VOC finishes.
• The top part of the furniture is made from post-consumer and/or post-industrial recycled plastic (HDPE) in green.
• Packed flat an unassembled for easy transportation and increase efficiency in shipping.
• Packagings used for the product are 30-40% post-consumer recycled and is 100% recyclable as well.

Caterpillar Activity Bench

Caterpillar Activity Bench

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