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.
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.
Not everybody knows that old woods are great materials for furniture. They have molded into a sturdy and strong one by time. However, many of the designers do not welcome the use of used or old woods in creating their masterpieces, but not Gursan Ergil. Based in Istanbul, Turkey, Gursan had created a wonderful collection of furniture that are all made from reclaimed woods, and one of his collection is the beautifully designed bench. Sleek and eco-friendly, this chair will definitely minimize the number of used woods to different landfills and at the same time, it does help the people realize that used woods can be beautiful as new if a great artisanship is applied.
Living the green life does not end with having a solar power or wind turbines at homes but also it can be through your household furniture that are made from sustainable materials. One great example of it is the stylish Arrow cardboard chair by a Bulgarian sculpture and designer Konstantin Achkov. Comes with a colorful stripes, the chair uses no screws but glue. Aside from being eco-friendly, the Arrow chair also has a stylish look that will surely complement with your home decors and interior design. When the chair’s life comes, one can easily dispose the cardboard off, as it is a biodegradable material.
We all know that recycling is a good way of saving our environment from harm brought by landfills, pollution and more. The Weld House shows us how we can save the environment from the possible harm brought by those old cars’ hood. The said company has created a nice and hip table made from those recycled hood. If you are a lover of metal furniture, then this is the perfect piece for you. The eco-tables from the Weld House are available for purchase with prices starts at a whopping $750. This can be a little bit pricey, but you will never be sorry for the product. Stylish and eco-friendly.
If you are born before the CDs are made, you surely know the widespread use of cassette tapes before. With its bulkiness and the poor sound quality it provides, it immediately outdated with the presence of CDs and other digital media players. To prevent these cassette tapes from being added to our landfills, designer Vanesa Morena from Ooomydesign has make used of these cassette tapes and created the wonderful cassette tape light. Linked together using a plastic tie, the cassette tape light is available in various sizes and style of either a floor or table lamp. These cool lamps are available for purchase or for barter with a collection of cassette tapes.
A useful and beautiful dresser helps gets your clothes at home at the right order and at the right place. In addition, your dresser’s design will also be a part of your home decoration especially if it has an exceptionally artistic design. French designer Christpher Flahaut created a dresser that will not only keep your clothes in order and decorate your room, but also, his beautifully designed dresser will keep the environment safe as well. With the recycled cardboard as its main materials, the cardboard dresser helps save the earth with the reduction of waste and less mountains of landfills it brings.
A nice and stylish coffee table is one of the important furniture in every household. Here is where we spend our time relaxing while having a good sip of our coffee and fun chat with friends and family. The divide coffee table from ornamentum is more than just a coffee table but a magazine storage as well. What’s more, this stylish coffee table is also an eco-friendly one. This multipurpose coffee table is made from a sustainable bamboo and is urea formaldehyde free. In addition, this table is also Hazardous air pollutant free and has an alcohol based lacquer finish.
When we start firing our fire pits, we have also started to fill our homes with smoke, foul odors, and cover our walls with dirt. However, this will never be the issue anymore with the Planika Coffee Table Fire Pits. Using the Fanola, a green and renewable source that produces no smoke and no odor, these tables will not only provide us with eco-friendly fire, but also it does create a stylish ambience to our interior. The Planika coffee tables have different fantastic designs that will surely compliments with your home’s interior design theme. Live fashionably green now with the Planika Coffee Table Fire Pits.
The use of a bamboo steamer and a disposable chopstick is a tradition to Chinese people. Designers Jason Dembski and Ryan Horsman has created an eco furniture that can be perfect for your home using the thousands of used chopsticks and a discarded bamboo steamer. They have created the Chopstick and Steamer stool using six bamboo steamers piled up vertically and thousands of chopstick. Working as the intermediary is a soft cushion that can be from foam, which is the ideal one to falling rickshaw, to a pile of rags. When everyone doing this act, everybody can have a creative stool without spending too much and the pile of landfills will be reduced as well.
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