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Referring to designer Jolyon Yates’s own words: “An ODE is a lyrical poem that pays respect to that which inspires it”. His product, better yet his work, is stamped with this idea which explains the name ODEChair.
When used materials are recovered and reused, this contributes both to their revalorization as well as to the conservation of other resources. While altogether noble, it isn't necessarily easy to achieve harmony when introducing vintage elements in a contemporary setting. Certain designers have pondered this dilemma and now offer customized fabrication services that bridge the gap between viability and style. One such entrepreneurship, AdishOM Design, pushes the concept even further by creating adapted pieces made to precise, customer specifications.
WE:DO:WOOD is a Danish company founded in 2006 by designers and cabinet makers Henrik Thygesen and Sebastian Jorgensen. Based on a mutual desire to preserve the environment while offering durable, contemporary products, these two Danes joined together to create furniture and modular kitchens using bamboo.
According to architect Pierre Thibault and his team, a building must be mindful of its environment because it will forever mark the territory on which it stands, as well as influence the way it is perceived. Their focus is on an inspiring design that not only takes nature into consideration but helps people rediscover it.
As a child, who hasn’t dreamed of having their own little hideaway far up in the biggest tree of their yard? Three big dreamers from the region of Provence, in France, decided to stop fantasizing—they made their childhood dream a reality. They now build houses in trees.
Green homes are proliferating around the world. Certain ones stand out from the crowd. Whether it is for their energy efficiency, their construction materials, the furnishings or their siting, they bring the concept of an ecological home to a new level.
Gestures to safeguard the planet have grown exponentially in the last decade. Even city dwellers are coming up with more and more creative ways to do their part for the environment. Case in point: green roofs are sprouting up in downtown TO!
The most recent international consumer goods trade fair – Ambiente 2012 – took place in Frankfurt, Germany, last February. This year, an eco-friendly approach was featured on the program: the use of recycled materials to fabricate furniture. Green trends have long made their way into decorating. As you will see, furniture can now be added to the growing list of environmentally responsible decor!
A Dutch firm called 24H-Architecture has dedicated itself to the design of urban dwellings and buildings that are inspired by nature. The firm has already designed 18 of these attractive, wood-sheathed homes in Leiden, Holland, and has literally reinvented the Art Nouveau style with a decidedly green, contemporary approach.
Sebastian Cox is a London based eco conscious designer who is quickly becoming known in the design world for his sustainable furniture creations, which are not only functional but artistic and original. Cox is known for his attention to details and beautiful craftsmanship.
Companies like 3form not only deliver visually attractive products, they also push the boundaries in developing innovative materials.