Sustainable solutions

Sustainable solutions
Universal Magazines
By James Cleland

Purchasing furniture and furnishings is a great way to help save our natural resources. These pieces will not only look fabulous in your home but will also give you the “feel good” factor

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01 WOOD BROTHERS

Designed by Sala Verde, each of these three hand-turned acacia wood pendant lights are unique. Each one is made from a single piece of sustainably sourced acacia wood and shows off the natural colours and unique pattern variations. salaverde.com.au

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02 BUTTER UP

Designed by Nicholas Karlovasitis and Sarah Gibson, the Butter bar stool is made from 100 per cent recycled material — mainly recycled milk containers — and is a great way to add some colour to your life. designbythem.com

 

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03 I’M A LUMBERJACK

Experience the beauty of nature with the Lumberjack stool. Made from solid camphor laurel, each stool is unique and displays a character of its own. Available in natural or painted finishes, there’s one to suit every occasion. ecochic.com.au

 

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04 ON THE SLAB

Making great use of a noxious weed, the Antipodean side table uses camphor laurel or walnut burl reclaimed from old trees in northern New South Wales. Each table is one of a kind and is the perfect spot to place a summer drink. They are available in two colours with a natural beeswax finish. ecochic.com.au

 

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05 TABLE TALK

A new take on an old concept, the William Nesting tables are a set of three tables that combine natural materials including glass, limestone and leather. Great for saving space when stored or use them apart for extra surface area. ecochic.com.au

 

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06 VIVA RIVA

These Mushroom and Ficus stools in scented cedarwood are designed by Jamie Durie. The beautiful pieces are part of a collection by Italian company Riva 1920, which is committed to making beautiful furniture using reclaimed timber. The range is available in Australia from Fanuli Furniture. fanuli.com.au

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07 SURFACE TREATMENT

Corian’s solid surfaces are ideal for use in kitchens and bathrooms or wherever a non-porous, stain-resistant surface is required. This versatile product is available in a range of contemporary colours including Witch Hazel (shown). Its Green Tag certification ensures it has minimal impact on both the indoor and outdoor environment. casfgroup.com.au

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08 OFF THE WALL

If you’re looking for something a little exotic, Akoiya’s metallic wallpaper, a natural sisal wallcovering, may just be the answer. The natural grasses are dyed with water-based inks and this metallic range is available in a palette of golds and silvers. ecochic.com.au

 

EDITED BY / James Cleland

Originally from Grand Designs Australia 3.1

 



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