This month we are celebrating everything green. We know a lot of you will be celebrating everything green on March 17th for St. Patrick’s Day, but F.I.N.D.S. will be celebrating everything green all month. This month is all about going green and all that is fabulous in sustainable design. Everything has come a long way in the last few years and now there are more options than ever when it comes to choosing something that not only looks good, but is good for the environment as well. You no longer have to choose between great design and environmentally friendly. Here are some of our picks for green products for your home. The best part is these products are green and so are the companies that make them.
1.) First we have this sectional sofa call 1112 Platform Sofa w/Chaise from South of Urban. Not only is this made with sustainable materials, but it is modern and stylish as well. South of Urban uses local resources and partners with other sustainable businesses. It is their goal to use as much salvaged, reclaimed, and recycled material as possible. This particular piece is offered in many different fabric options from the Maharam Fluent collection or the Maharam Scout (upgrade option). All the Maharam fabric is Greenguard Certified and made from recycled materials.
2.) We love the idea of using two of these Koper Reclaimed Wood end tables from Viesso in place of a coffee table. The wood has been reclaimed from buildings that were torn down in Los Angeles, bringing new life to some old pieces. Each one is finished with a natural linseed oil.
3.) Also from South of Urban is the 1301 Z Lounger. This chair is also upholstered in Maharam fabrics which are Greenguard Certified and made from recycled materials.
4.) We are in love with the Kaktus Stool from Digs. This stool is made from 100% recycled aluminum. Designed by Enrico Bressan, it was inspired from the fibrous skeleton of the Staghorn Cholla Cactus. It is also suitable for indoor or outdoor use.
5.) We think the Wooly Media Cabinet from Iannone is the perfect place to rest your TV and hide all the components. This cabinet is made with sustainable kirei board, FSC certified maple plywood and FSC certified laminate, as well as 100% German wool felt. We love the mix of material that brings many natural elements to the piece and the color is great too. It adds an unexpected pop of color to the space.
6.) Also from Iannone is the Grassy Shelf. This is made of sustainable bamboo plywood, maple, and birch dowels. It is finished with a non-toxic oil and wax finish. We love the lines of the shelf with the detail of the wooden dowels. It also takes on a wood slab look with the way the shelves have been cut to take on the look of a natural wood edge.
7.) One of the favorite accessories we found recently are these Transglass Cut Vases from Digs. They are made from recycled wine and beer bottles by artisans. Each piece is unique and has slight variations in size, shape and color. The lines of these vases add interest to your space. These vases will definitely get noticed in your home.
8.) If all the furniture and accessories in your room are sustainable then your lighting should be too. We were so excited to find the Big Bang and Middle Bang from Stickbulb. These lights have it all. We are in love with how sculptural these are. It is an art piece in itself. What makes these really cool though is the sustainable aspects. They are energy efficient using LED bulbs and made of reclaimed materials. The Stickbulbs can be made from sun-bleached ipe that was salvaged form Coney Island’s boardwalk and reclaimed southern yellow pine from demolished buildings. It is always fun when the materials already have their own story.
9.) Lastly, we have the Transglass Double Vase, also from Digs. Made from recycled wine and beer bottles from artisans. We love the shape and color of these vases. Like the Transglass vases in number 7, these would be a great, earth-friendly item to add to any space.