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Monday, October 24, 2011

smart is green and green is smart.

it's monday friends! don't frown, it's a fresh start to another clean slate week, monday's should be celebrated as the day we begin to get more done, more designing, creating, exploring, working and reaping the rewards of all of that! we should also celebrate today this amazing new~to~me company i found, green furniture out of sweden. have a look at their very green, design bounty...

how sweet is this "sheep bench"? unused wood planks, recycled into this fabulous bench and covered with lamb's wool? oh and they conveniently left a little part of the bench exposed to place your glass of wine or cup of coffee...genius!

i was first drawn to this company because of these lights, "leaf lights" compiled from natural birch, unbleached wool felt "leaves" for a dramatic yet so soft appearance, whether hanging as a pendant or standing, just so sensational!


so, this "green sofa" is made from so many recycled materials, rubber, fabric, utilizing materials such as horse hair and lump felt (recycled fabrics) and with this modern 60's feel, it's also designer gorgeous!
this little "flour fellow" beauty is designed by johanna hansson and is large, made from cotton and hemp and can be used as a poof, sat upon, leaned against, and comes in a very natural hemp look or other eco~friendly prints such as this. nice accents!

and this very sculptural, tinted "stack c" chair or dining chair is available in natural birch, oak, tinted black, tinted green (like so) or green green. they can be stacked and are quiet and relaxing, all wood, no metal. really beautiful!

this "multi c bench" designed by johan berhin with custom width and bend on demand is intriguing and i could see this piece or pieces in both residential or commercial spaces easily, such fun!

loving this building blocks book shelf. using wood waste which comes off of the floors of the wood flooring industries, green furniture recycles it with pride. this shelving unit can be redesigned on a whim and hung from the ceiling even! how cool...
i just love this company, for all that they design, for their recycling consciousness and for the fact that every inch of their pieces is so well thought out and just so unique and fun! do you buy green? do you have any unique or concept, conversation pieces that you share with guests who enter your spaces? hmmm, the one super interesting favorite piece i own is my coffee table which i've featured before. the top is pumpkin pine (a beautiful color) and the base is an up~cycled or recycled base of an old wood stove. i love it and it makes for a great conversation piece.

i hope your weekend was everything that you wanted it to be. now get out there! get going on having a great monday ;) enjoy...

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