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Sustainable furniture: Jean Louis Iratzoki shapes first bioplastic chair for Alki

Basque designer Jean Louis Iratzoki has created a chair called ‘Kuskoabi’ for French contemporary furniture company Alki. ‘We decided that the collection we are presenting today had to be a comfortable, enveloping chair,’ says Iratzoki. To achieve this, the team opted for a semi-concave shell. The material that best enables this shape to be shaped […] Read more

Furniture production helps the community in Madagascar

TSARA is a UNDP (United Nations Development Programme) and UNIDO (United Nations Industrial Development Organization) funded project aiming to revitalize the creative industry in Madagascar. Organized and run by Giulio Vinaccia — an Italian creative who has been an advisor for a range of international development projects initiated by such global institutions as UNWTO (World Tourism […] Read more

Sustainable product: Flexible, foldable, portable, affordable & 100% recyclable

Two visual communication design graduates have modified that revolution in office furniture, the standing desk, so it is portable, affordable and 100 per cent recyclable. The Refold cardboard desk by Fraser Callaway, 25, and Oliver Ward, 22, is sturdy enough to hold the weight of a person and designed to change the way you work. […] Read more

Furniture: 3D-printed soft seat by Lilian van Daal

‘Biomimicry’ by Lilian van Daal is designed as an alternative to conventional soft seating, which requires several different materials and processes to create the frame, padding, and covers. This sequence of events is labor-intensive and involves extensive transport, cutting waste and environmentally-unfriendly techniques such as gluing. The final result is a product that cannot be […] Read more

Next life: furniture made from recycled plastic toys

Dirk Vander Kooij breathes new life into old plastic toys, videotapes and discarded computer equipment by transforming them into stylish and sustainable pieces of furniture. His studio’s collection exhibited at the Hemkade showroom in Zaandam, the Netherlands, was recently enriched by gorgeous new pieces made from recycled materials. Dirk Vander Kooij‘s furnishings are made from e-waste and 3D-printed […] Read more

New sustainable fabrics by Steelcase

New sustainable fabrics by Steelcase – American manufacturer of professional furniture, Steelcase, announced the launch of Redeem and Retrieve, two new seating upholstery fabrics that are the result of a unique and innovative recycling process established in collaboration with Designtex, Victor Group, and Unifi. The upholstery fabrics are created from recycled content and also designed […] Read more

Teknion receives two Green Good Design Awards

Canadian producer of professional furniture Teknion announced that its Sidewise casegoods workstation and Projek task seating have received 2014 Green Good Design Awards. Now in its sixth year, the Green Good Design competition is sponsored by The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies, and The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design. […] Read more

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