Poufs made by Designer studio Ricrea

July 6th, 2011 - 

All kind of poufs (cubes, round poufs or bench poufs) made by design studio Ricrea ( represented by the trio Angela Mensi, Ingrid Taro and Cristina Merlo ). The studio is well knows due to the unique furniture collections made out of industrial left-overs: latex and materials coming from the shoe industry.
Ricrea collection offers not only poufs but also sofas, armchairs, benches, vases, all hand-made in Italy. The poufs below are using industrial waste and it is said they are very confortable. Everything is handmade and recycled from
car tyres
that were previously cleaned and painted. Via here.

Flour Fellow: Kyssen – design by Johanna Hansson and print by Carina Nibér

July 6th, 2011 - 

Johanna Hansson graduated in 2008 in Malmö, at the Production and Design school. She works in furniture and interior design at Berhin Studios. The Flour Fellow design below is one of her first green furniture products. As about Carina Niber, she is an artist that prefers to paint in oil on large sizes canvas. 
The Flour Fellow is more than just an ergonomical sack that conforms to your body shape. It is made in natural fibers, unlike other sacks that are synthetic and in plastic. I used to have this at home and it was really giving me that
synthetic feeling.
Outer canvas in heavy-duty but soft hemp cloth (machine washable). The inner lining is made out of ecologically produced cotton, and the filling from recycled Styrofoam. You can easily peel the outer liner and wash it in the washing machine at 40° C.

Sack design: Johanna Hansson
Print: Carina Nibér

Price: 407 €

Dead books transformed into pieces of art by carving technique

July 6th, 2011 - 

What I nice idea to decorate your shelves! Instead of throwing old books, the Australian artist Kylie Stillman uses them and she carves beautiful artworks: trees and different plants: a pine tree, an oak or a maple tree. She considers books that are no longer useful, real canvas where she can artistically express herself: “I like to work with books because they have their own stories and history that they bring to the art.
I carve into the pages and the covers of the books create a frame for the pictures.” She finds books in second-hand shops or she receives unuseful or outdated books from family and friends.  After that, she works sometimes months for
each artwork and in the meantime she is trying to put all her thought together and to relax.
I like the idea of cyclicity: trees are carved in books that once were real trees:)

Furniture design and interior architecture with recycled materials, by Maria Westerberg

July 5th, 2011 - 

We wrote previously about Maria Westerberg and her winning design piece at the Green Furniture Award 2011: the chair design made out of t-shirt and recycled materials. The artist and designer Maria Westerberg studied Interior Architecture and Furniture Design at Konstfack in Stockholm. I took a look at her designs and you can see some of them below. They are all made in recycled materials: plastic bottles, wooden parts or old clothes that she put together to sew them in nice decorative pieces of interior design.
I hope you will find this inspiring because I think it is not difficult to explore your creative side and try this at home.In 2009, Maria made a recycle interior collection for a large Swedish company, Indiska, which generated widespread attention in the national press. What is nice is that she works with already existing objects that she puts together and
explores in creative ways, making use of the previous history of the existing pieces she uses. Maria thinks “the notion of giving things a second chance is inspiring – an object made of something you used to own but wanted to throw away because it is broken, worn or out of date… a new object with an old soul.” See her site for more products here.

Latex Roll Pouf made from left-overs in latex

July 5th, 2011 - 

Incredible good looking pouf made from the left-overs coming from a shoe factory from Italy. Once the foot print shapes are cut, there are these bright coloured latex materials. For sure, the poufs made from this recycled material must be confortable and soft.
Designer Ricrea, master in “upcycling” created these pieces of furniture only for indoor use because latext can not stay in the sun and it is very sensible to water also. If dirty, you can peel it off. The goal of this pouf was to prevent
the consume of new materials
by using existing latex left. This implicates the reduction of energy usage, water and air pollution or the reduction of the gas emissions in the process of furniture fabrication.

Designer: 13 Ricrea (Italy)
Manufacturer: 13 Ricrea (Italy)
Material: Latex
Colours: Black, White, Sand, Lilac, Green
Dimension: H 55 cm * 55 cm
Price: £ 62.00