Wednesday, August 01, 2012:
Analyzing feedback from its 20,000 readers and reviewing all its furniture finds gathered over the past five years, Furniture Fashion has released a list of the 30 most essential pieces of eco-friendly furniture its curators have run across in the team's daily search for objects and ideas worth sharing.
Ranging from rustic, reclaimed wood pieces to sleek, ultra-modern objects, the list spans a wide range of furniture styles, materials and manufacturing processes. Each piece is considered environmentally friendly because it was either made of sustainable, consciously-sourced materials or upcycled from pre-existing objects that would have otherwise been discarded.
The co-founders advise that "sustainable design doesn't mean sacrificing style; on the contrary, some of the brightest minds in the design industry today are not only inventive and creative from both a visual and functional standpoint; they also bear in mind the impact their pieces will leave on the world behind them. The terms 'green,' 'eco-friendly' and 'stylish' will likely someday be synonymous."