Green Gift Guide: Art and Furniture

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This is the second part of The Ultimate Modern Gift Guide for the Holidays 2010,* which is a curated list of goods for design-savvy folks interested in green innovation.  This green gift guide has eight parts, which will be made available throughout the week.  With this second part, here are seven pieces of art and furniture worth gifting. 

 

A. 111 NAVY CHAIR

Made from 111 recycled plastic Coke bottles, this is the plastic version of the popular 1006 Navy Chair.  Made in six colors, including Coca-Cola Red, 111 Navy is available exclusively at Design Within Reach for about half the price of the aluminum twin.  Purchase 111 Navy from DWR for $230.

 

B. RISE COLLECTION

Missouri-based Edwin Blue makes this collection of outdoor furniture — chaises, lounge chairs, stools, side tables, and dining tables — with recycled content steel, eco-friendly finishes, and sinker cypress or FSC-certified machiche.  Request a price quote from Edwin Blue.

 

C. INHABIT WALL TILES

These light, 3D wall coverings are made with 100% molded bamboo paper pulp and no chemical fillers or additives.  Each box comes with 10 tiles, which are 18”x18”x3/4” each.  Purchase a box of wall tiles from Inhabit for $86.

 

D. EAMES LOUNGE W/ OTTOMAN

True green design is timeless and what could be more timeless than an Eames Lounge Chair with Ottoman designed by Charles & Ray Eames and made by Herman Miller in the USA.  Purchase an Eames Lounge with Ottoman from YLiving for +$3,315.

 

E. SAYL CHAIR

This is a brand new task chair designed by Yves Béhar and made with 100% green power by Herman Miller in the USA.  Sayl is up to 93% recyclable and made with up to 21% recycled-content materials.  Purchase Sayl from YLiving for $499.

 

F. FLOR CARPET TILES

Create a custom rug design using FLOR modular carpet tiles.  FLOR uses renewable and recycled content and most tile styles meet or exceed low-VOC standards.  Plus, the company will recycle your old FLOR tiles into something new.  Purchase Flor Tiles for +/-$6.99 per tile.

 

G. CAMPBELL LAIRD ART

Australian artist Campbell Laird is a master of water-based pigment ink printing, using no solvents and an eco-friendly UV varnish to create modern prints on cotton canvas and watercolor paper.  Purchase Campbell Laird from 2modern for +$40.

 

*For more of The Ultimate Modern Gift Guide for the Holidays 2010, visit Popular Types, Art and Furniture, Tools of Conservation, Eco-Friendly Gadgets, Versatile Eco Spaces, Informative Books, Good Magazines, and The Gift of Giving.


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