7 Earthbound Objects Inspired By Nature And Sustainability

Regardless if we’re referring to environmental trends as repurposing or upcycling, the world of design is seeing a resurgence in sustainability. It has become a viable means to reinventing our past.

In that spirit, our editors have collected a sundry of earthbound objects to inspire eco-responsible design strategies.

Nea Studio Algae Lamps | New York designer Nina Edwards Anker created cylindrical lampshades that glow from the interior. The algae pieces can be grouped into different lengths to form a chandelier.

Reforest Chair | Wood-free sustainable bamboo furniture with a modular frame system. Design or select your own upholstery tiles.

Sacred Crafts Kudmai reclaimed wood products | Kudmai means “Reborn” in the Thai Language. Vintage and decommissioned boats from Thailand are reborn into new, sustainable, useful products by this San Diego-based company.

Articolo Lighting Collection by Designer Nicci Green | Fizi Wall Sconce in mid bronze finish and Spoti Wall Sconce in Articolo black finish.

A. Rudin No. 2769 Sofa | Upholstered in blue velvet using green practices.

Morris & Co. Rouen Velvets Collection | First produced in 1876, Honeysuckle & Tulip is an early Morris fabric design depicting entwined foliage and flower motifs in a mirrored pattern repeat. The effect is of a trellis circling large multi-petalled tulips and stylized honeysuckle.

Foscarini Mix&Match Collection | A blown glass lighting system with contemporary techniques and technologies using a traditional crafting process.

For more earthbound objects, be sure to check out our interview with a woman who’s making tiles with recycled bottles in Rwanda. 

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