September 28, 2012
Flohr Design makes some stylish furniture and interior products using a unique eco friendly material. It all started when Christian Reder planted some Sakhalin knotweed in his yard. The stuff grows like weeds, with tall shoots with luscious leaves. In order to keep it from soon taking over the whole yard, he had to cut a lot of it away but felt terrible about burning the tubular shoots, which happened to be very light but incredibly strong. Some experimentation led him to develop a unique material. He embedded the shoots into a mixture of cold glue and wood flour and now calls it Flohr. Looking closely at the furniture, you can see the cross sectioned material, which reveals an interesting perforated texture and pattern – giving the pieces a very unique look. And since the material has such a short regrowth period, it makes it a perfectly sustainable and eco friendly solution for furniture and other interior products. Fun stuff! Learn more at Flohr Design.
July 12, 2012
A lot of times the décor that we shop for and purchase is determined by both our financial constraints and the theme that we have already selected for our home. But that does not mean you can improvise and add that something ‘different’ which helps your house stand out from the crowd and also makes for a great conversation starter at times.
Designed by Seung Yong Song, the series of furniture and lighting installations dubbed as Damitakes a refreshing look at the conventional design Korean design.
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June 11, 2012
Young Ukrainian designer Yaroslav Galant was inspired by the traditions and culture of his country and created this embroidered furniture. The collection includes poufs, a couch, several varieties of coffee-tables, a round dinner table, a bed, night-tables, a folding-screen, a wardrobe, a hanger, a chandelier and a bracket, TV-stand or equipment, as well as two kinds of wall panels, a bath, a wash-basin, four mirrors and benches. It’s made of Corian with the help of absolutely modern technologies that let colorful threads to be woven into the material. Galant fused old and new, traditions and the latest technologies, the furniture is a masterpiece.
March 29, 2012
Recycling is a way to do the environment cleaner and it’s so fantastic when the designers manage to create something cool of such materials! Roadie collection of recycled teak wood furniture by Karpenter is just that thing. Eco-friendly and stylish, rustic, industrial and modern – this furniture is definitely a success. It has a slight vintage touch. The collection is characterized by providing unique storage solutions, like chests and shelf units, and they’re all on wheels so you can easily move them around as you like. The collection has many pieces – sideboards, shelves, desks and so on – you will for sure find something that you’ve been looking for.