Architecture students at MIT, led by Professor Sheila Kennedy, recently unveiled their latest design for the Massachusetts’ based school’s 150th anniversary Festival of Art+Science+Technology (FAST). These solar powered SOFT rockers allow you to plug in and recharge your USB device while relaxing outdoors. With a soft wood construction, the rocker makes use of the balance… [Continue Reading]
This Kago Lamp has a natural matchstick weave. Available from Oriental Furniture for $24.
PIE‘s curvaceous furniture is handmade using natural materials like water hyacinth, liana, bamboo and rattan.
We have to call this furniture “ultraminimalist”. Designed by Adapt using strips of bamboo (hence renewable). The pieces are portable — you can bring it to the beach or an event on grass.
This lamp by Adesso has a fan-shaped, bamboo-ribbed, collapsible rice paper shade that stands 28″ tall. The metaefficiency comes through the use of bamboo and rice paper, both very light and renewable. Can be fitted with a CFL, if you like. Available for $87 from Contemporary Furniture Online.
3Form has just introduced a new line of furniture made with Varia Ecoresin. (See our previous post on Ecoresin.) Varia is manufactured under strict OHSA approved standards and is free of VOC’s, solvents and emissions. 3form ecoresin and Varia are built to exceed LEED accreditation insuring at least 40% post industrial recycled content, and are… [Continue Reading]
This chair is made of 100% white oak salvaged from wine barrels discarded by California wineries. It is treated with linseed oil. The chair folds together like so: The price for one chair is $125. They also construct other furniture. Available from: Whit McLeod