Sustainable furniture: upcycling wood pallets into furniture

Studio Muda was challenged to create a set of outdoor furniture from recycled wood pallets. The design team conducted research on over 200 pieces of furniture made from upcycled pallets before settling on their final minimal design that minimized waste and evoked the appearance of pallets. Three furniture pieces—one table and two benches—were crafted from […] Read more

Next life furniture: a table made from an IKEA catalogue

IKEA is a famous retail company with multiple stores in countries around the world. Their selection includes ready-to-assemble furniture, appliances, and accessories, all of which present the principles of Swedish contemporary design. They are simple, elegant, functional, and most importantly, eco-friendly. Taking this idea of sustainability to a greater extent is a project called the […] Read more

Next Life: reclaimed wood into tables with glass river inlays

Furniture maker Greg Klassen brings the beauty of the Pacific Northwest indoors with the River Collection, a series of incredible reclaimed wood tables embedded with glass pieces that evoke crystal clear lakes rivers and lakes. Klassen sustainably sourced the wood for the tabletops from the banks of the Nooksack River, which flows below his studio […] Read more

Next Life: chair sawdust into chair cushion

Danish designer Johanna Riedl‘s Saw Dust Chair redefines waste minimization by reusing sawdust from its own manufacture to create a comfy cushion. Sawdust created while constructing the chair’s wood frame is vacuum sealed in bags to create a stiff and comfortable seating element. Riedl’s brilliant chair forms part of the Morphology program established by the […] Read more

Next Life: Reclaimed barn oak into furniture collection

Emeco has launched the ‘SU collection’ of stools and tables designed in collaboration with Nendo, at the 2014 Salone del mobile. The furniture range features precise engineering and is made of reclaimed and recycled materials discovered through ongoing exploration of eco-conscious resources. SU seats come in three different materials. The solid reclaimed oak seats have been […] Read more

Next Life: unwanted wood into furniture

Finnish designer and woodworker Jalmari Laihinen‘s amazing new collection of furniture celebrates the beauty of cracked, harsh edged wood that would otherwise go unnoticed or discarded. The cracked corners and defects in Jalmari Laihinen’s Broken furnishings remind us that wood is a natural material derived from plants. With variation in moisture wood can be made to bend […] Read more

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