Who says a well-decorated house can't be eco-friendly and that you can't have beautiful surroundings while respecting the planet?
US company Environment Furniture creates contemporary furniture, using sustainably harvested wood and reuse of otherwise discarded materials - salvaged maritime shipping beams, recycled pulp honeycomb cardboard and vintage military shelter halves.
We've fallen for the Topanga Collection, a new sustainable shelving system made with lightweight honeycomb panels.
Designed by Jean-Marie Massaud, Environment's creative director, the Topanga takes the brand's signature commitment to sustainability--and innovative, nature-inspired design--and applies it to multi-purpose shelving.
Using the bee honeycomb, the shelving unit requires minimal standard support to achieve structural strength, making it lightweight and in turn reducing shipping impact. The Topanga also uses a high content of recycled, post-consumer paper pulp in its honeycomb-panel, geometric construction and is bonded by nontoxic, water-based glue.
For the style- and eco-conscious the finishes are equally environment friendly. How about upcycled newspaper or hand-painted or hand-graffitied designs by international artists?
Prices start from $395. Visit www.environmentfurniture.com for more information.