Posts tagged as 'sustainable design'

'Pod' chair by Benjamin Hubert for De Vorm

Anyone who has ever worked in an open-plan office knows that privacy and seclusion can be scarce within this now ubiquitous work environment. With this in mind, young British designer Benjamin Hubert has created ‘Pod’, an oversized ergonomically-designed chair presented in Milan at the Ventura Lambrate during this year’s Salone Internazionale del Mobile. (more…)

'Hemp Chair' by Werner Aisslinger, shown in Milan at the Ventura Lambrate during this year's Salone Internazionale del Mobile; photo by Michel Bonvin

The increasing focus on eco-friendly and sustainable products has led to many ingenious and, sometimes, unexpected inventions frequently incorporating state-of-the-art technology. With this in mind, Berlin-based architect and designer Werner Aisslinger has recently designed a ‘Hemp chair’ – ‘world’s first monobloc chair made of natural fibres’.

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Cuoio Lounge Chair and footstool designed by EOOS

German manufacturer Walter Knoll’s latest product is the ‘Cuoio Lounge Chair’designed by EOOS. The fact that the chair can be separated into its constituent parts and is recyclable ensures its sustainability. The footstool and the comfort cushion for your back complement the delicate piece. A sheepskin rug thrown over the chair makes it even softer and is another accessory available from Knoll.

Cuoio Lounge Chair with sheepskin rug