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.
Arcade Wallcovering from Carnegie | A network of multi-colored shapes create a modern grid. Contents: TPO Technology – 90% Thermoplastic Olefin, 10% Postconsumer Recycled Glass.
Window coverings, Wallcoverings and Textiles handcrafted of sustainable natural materials | Voted Top 100 Best Green Companies to Work for in Oregon each year for nearly a decade, Hartmann&Forbes employs age-old techniques that transform fibers into exquisitely handmade textiles.
Precious Collection from Utopia Goods | Australian botanical handprinted linen cushion covers in Banksia Green (left), Madras Green (bottom) and Youngiana Indigo (right).
Naxian marble objects, vessels and sculptures Created by Swiss-born painter and sculptor Tom von Kaenel | The stones come from the surrounding marble quarries of the Greek island of Naxos where von Kaenel lives. His work is deliberately left unpolished, giving them a unique liveliness.
Grey/Turquoise Panelling Wallpaper from Mineheart | Explore the wondrous world of Mineheart wallpaper, combining traditional ideas of trompe l’oeil with contemporary design. Striving to provide the best of both quality and sustainability, all Mineheart wallpapers are made in England, printed with low VOC inks and one tree is planted for every roll of wallpaper sold.
The Bird Bed and The Bird Chair from Nea Studio | Abstracted bird profiles carry connotations of flight. The powder-coated recycled aluminum daybed holds two people on a single narrow spine or foot. The bed flexes comfortably under body weight and is accompanied by a removable waterproof round head pillow. The Bird Chair is a version of The Bird Bed.
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