Eco Evolution

Eco Evolution
Universal Magazines
By James Cleland

The eco look is getting cooler and cooler. Here are our top picks

RELAXED LOOK

Relaxed and exceptionally comfortable, with exposed timber in a small footprint, the Wilfred range of sofas and armchairs is made to order, with loose upholstered cushions and fabric-slung timber frame. Design by Jardan Lab. jardan.com.au

Sofa with loose upholstered cushions

MULTI PURPOSE

Tactile and engaging, Stanley offers unique hand-turned profiles. It’s made to order from reclaimed timber in a range of finishes and is suitable as a stool or side table for indoor and outdoor use. Design by Jardan Lab. jardan.com.au

Hand turned profiles made with reclaimed timber

UP-CYCLED

Pallet Table 2 is made from two recycled industrial timber pallets, which may otherwise have been chipped or disposed of in landfill. The pallets are made in the USA from American hardwoods and are used to import rolls of metallic film for food packaging. martindavisfurniture.com

Table made with industrial timber pallets

FOLDED FORM

Developed by Japanese fashion designer Issey Miyake, IN-EI, which translates to “shadow”, “shade” and “nuance”, is a range of folding lampshades created for Italian lighting company Artemide. The folded textiles create a play of light and shadow through layering of the fabric, which is made from recycled PET bottles. artemide.com.au

Folding lampshade

MAG RACK

Made from European beech, the Mypil magazine rack is beautifully crafted. It makes a true statement piece and is ideal for holding all those precious glossies. plyroom.com.au

Magazine rack made from European Beech

ROLLING ALONG

Designed by Naoko Shintani, the Settanta coffee table is very versatile. It stands on hidden castors so can be moved easily from room to room. It boasts ample storage space for newspapers, books or anything else you want to keep close at hand. plyroom.com.au

Settanta Coffee Table

FLOWER POWER

New from Instyle’s LIFE Textiles collection, Sense is made from 100 per cent EthEco wool and is low-VOC and recyclable. The nine eye-popping colours are suitable for upholstery, screens and wall panelling — in fact any application you can think of will look fabulous. SENSE and all LIFE Textiles are certified by the European Union’s Flower Ecolabel. instyle.com.au

Textile made from 100 per cent EthEco wool

FAMILY FRIENDLY

6eck is sophisticated, innovative furniture that appeals to both kids and parents. The honeycomb structure makes it versatile and adaptable; it can be used as a stool, side table or a box to keep your personal treasures. 6eck is environmentally friendly, its base built from high-quality birch ply and the upholstery made from recycled plastic fibres called Eco-panel, which is both waterproof and washable. vrink-design.com

Honeycomb srructured furniture

Edited by James Cleland

Originally from Grand Designs Australia Volume 3 Issue 3



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