Seaweed Lighting

kelp lighting, lamp, seaweed, renewable

designer: Julia Lohmann

The UK-based designer, Julia Lohmann created explored the potentials of kelp as a lamp material. Kelp, is a kind of fast-growing seaweeds belonging to the brown algae(Phaeophyceae) in the order Laminariales. They grow in underwater forests in shallow oceans that are recognized as one of the world’s most dynamic and productive ecosystems.

Kelp Forest, seaweed forest, fast growing forest

The designer, traveled to Ireland to the Irish Seaweed Center to collect the necessary information in order to turn the material into an object. Lohmann, introduces the idea of the kelp lighting this year in Milan. After several steps of treatment  (drying, re-hydrating, varnishing, soaking and wrapping) the astonishing final product makes its appearance.

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more info: http://www.julialohmann.co.uk/,  http://inhabitat.com/lamps-made-from-seaweed-julia-lohmanns-kelp-constructs/

Tree Chairs

tree chair

branch, tree, chair, furniture

branch, tree, chair, furniture

 

designer: Yuanbio Jin

 

The famous Chinese designer, create this series of furniture out of glass and wood. Here branches are sank in the colorful glass volume creating a very elegant outcome. The object may seem fragile but it is strong enough to be a furniture for the interior or the exterior space.

 

Biodegradable Coconut Fibre Chair

biodegradable, coconut, fibre, chair

Designer:  Jorrit Taekema

The Dutch designer made this environmentally friendly furniture by overlaying stratum of coir (coconut fibers).

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The seating object is fabricated solely from the natural composite, a byproduct of the food industry which is combined
with latex to form a strong, resilient chair that is biodegradable.

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Edible Spoons

edible spoons

edible, spoon, biodegradable, tasty

Company: Triangle Tree

These very clever edible spoons is the most environmentally friendly idea to serve alongside your meals. The spoon is 100% natural and edible. It can be used to eat variety of foods as it is produced in three flavors: plain, spicy, or sweet. Spicy spoons can add extra zest to bland food or may be used to eat already spicy meals. Sweet spoons sweeten the food they are used to eat, and may be used with foods – like cereal – that are already sweet.

The ingredients of the secrete recipe are: corn flour, whole wheat flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, eggs, separated milk, spices and herbs.

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It’s intelligent design made it edible in peaces for practical reasons. The spoon can be consumed in clumps in order to prevent dissociating into random granules that would make the consumption more difficult.

The only real question (aside from the taste itself) is one of consistency and absorbency – strike the right balance and your soup would hopefully not soften the spoon too soon, but would soak in the flavors for that final bite.
The spoons could be purchased in supermarkets for home use.

more info: http://triangletree.com/index.php/industrial_design/edible-spoon/

Paper Vase

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cardboard, vase, paper, design

Designer: Philippe Ferrous

Tout Simplement demonstrate the design of vase by cardboard on the basis of the plastic bottle. The idea is to unfold a structure out of cardboard around a plastic bottle. It is available in two colors: brown and red at the price of 22 E

More information: http://zainteriora.net/2009/03/30/paper-vase/

paper tube, light, cardboard,

 

Designer: Ruth Oh

The lamp is made from low-wattage light  bulb and cardboard. The designer cut a series of thin strips out of a standard cardboard tube in order to let soft light shine out through the openings.

cardboard bed

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Company: Karton

This cardboard bed is made out of recyclable cardboard. It is very cheap, it can be assembled in few minutes and it is very durable. It can last under the pressure of 20 people (almost 2 tones)!

 

More information: http://www.likeart.gr/idees__protaseis/epipla_1_2_3_4/ena_krebati_apo_xartoni.html