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!
Designers have begun turning their attention towards the use of recycled materials in the fabrication of home furnishings. Since their ultimate goal remains to create furniture that is both functional and attractive as well as eco-responsible, various types of recyclable materials are being explored, including paper, wood, rubber, plastic, glass and aluminium.
This chair was fabricated entirely with plastic bottles. It has an eye-catching visual effect!
In addition to using spent materials that would have otherwise ended up in a landfill, seasoned objects can also be given a second life. This suitcase has been transformed into a comfortable chair.
Many people renew their sports equipment on a regular basis, providing an infinite source of raw materials. These futuristic-looking chair and clock were constructed from several old skateboards.
Designers have also come up with innovative ways to incorporate recycled materials in light fixtures. This stunning chandelier is made from hundreds of disposable pens.