Furniture Companies See The Forest For The Trees (Photos)

October 27, 2011 by  
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© Qubique It seems that finally somebody managed to take furniture fairs to another level. Not only is Qubique held at the re-used airport Tempelhof in Berlin, it also traded boring lectures for high quality products and shows this week. 2 brands have caught my attention already for their responsible use of wood and timeless furniture design. The German brand Thonet, responsible for quite a few design classics , uses only wood from forests that are located at no more than 60 km around their factory. The Spanish company

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Environmental Activist Shot in Brazil, Eighth Since May

October 27, 2011 by  
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Stephen Messenger / CC The struggle between environmentalists and deforesters has once again turned violent in Northern Brazil with the recent killing of an Amazon activist, the eighth to be assassinated in the region since May. Farmer Joao Chupel Primo, an outspoken protester of illegal logging in the rainforest of the Brazilian state of Par?, was shot in the head by two assailants. Although police have yet to identify the motives of those responsible, the murder bears troubling similarities to acts of violence committed against other environmental leaders in recent months…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Best of Inhabitat: Living, Growing Chairs Take The Term "Green Furniture" Literally

April 8, 2011 by  
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Eco-friendly furniture is slowly making its way into more and more homes these days but if you’re looking to take the phrase “green home furnishings” to another level, check out these five chairs that are actually made of vegetation! From the Pooktre Chair made out of an entire tree you can sit on, to an ottoman that’s half seat half chia pet , you’d be surprised at how many designs incorporate, or are made entirely of, living, growing vegetation. …

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