This sculpture art by Mark Langan is pretty interesting. Mark reclaims corrugated cardboard boxes, cuts them, and creates all sorts of formations, including logos, statements, and images. His creations are so full of texture and life — I imagine one of these could be the perfect piece to complement your green business, green building, and green policies. These sculptural pieces would certainly give you the opportunity to talk about company sustainable policies and initiatives.
It looks like Joel Klippert, a true Benjamin Franklin of green products innovation, has developed another great green material. Building on his success with PaperStone and EcoTop, his company now offers EcoClad, a beautiful exterior cladding sure to please architects bent on sustainable design.
Trend USA just launched an interesting new glass tile collection that I'm sure will be a favorite among the design savvy. The Wallpaper Collection* is available in 64 patterns; our ecologically inclined readers will notice that 26 patterns are the FEEL recycled glass mosaic, which is made from 80% post-consumer recycled glass bottles. The entire collection is broken up into four themes, Academic, Euphoric, Natural, and Classic – depending on your style, there's certain to be a pattern that's right for your project.
Christian Brown Design just released a new line of eco-friendly furniture called Echo Series. The green furniture is made from salvaged wood, reclaimed panels of eco-resin, and stainless steel rods, cap screws, and connector bolts. By design, the panels levitate above reclaimed wood blocks and captivate the eye with a woodsy, contemporary style. Christian Brown uses panels manufactured by 3form and much of the wood appears to be salvaged pine. Plus, with all the variations in wood stains and eco-resin colors, the possibilities are practically endless.
Cambridge Architectural recently released a new product called Solucent, an architectural mesh system for building interiors and exteriors. To market the product, they’ve created a clever tagline, too: "Where the Sun and Shade Mesh." This statement conveys two concepts. First, that architectural mesh is a flexible daylighting material that can be used to allow the desired amount of natural lighting through (and save costs on electrical lighting). Second, the mesh also reduces interior solar heat gain by shading the sun, a feature that also leads to energy savings on cooling costs.