Pentatonic launches new brand of modern furniture made with nothing but trash

September 8, 2017 by  
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Trash never looked so good. Pentatonic has launched a new brand of modern, modular furniture made with nothing but repurposed waste materials . But – unlike similar brands – their commitment goes beyond simply recycling . Hit the jump for a closer look. Pentatonic is launching their brand with AirTool Chair and AirTool Foil Table , as well as glassware made from smartphone glass. Their website lists the trash that went in to each piece; for example, 96 plastic bottles and 28.4 aluminum cans went into an AirTool Chair with a plyfix felt seat, along with some old food containers and industrial waste. 1,436 aluminum cans and 190 CDs or DVDs were used for an AirTool Foil table. Pentatonic says they do not use additives, toxins, glues, or resins. Related: Eco-friendly DIY modular furniture can be reassembled over and over into different pieces Pentatonic, which has offices in London and Berlin, sourced 90 percent of their trash locally; the remaining 10 percent came from places like Taiwan, which is home to the world’s largest concentration of wasted smartphone glass, according to the company. Users don’t need any tools to put together the modular Pentatonic products. The company also sells the individual components online in case a consumer loses a piece or wants to design their own furniture with Pentatonic pieces. Consumers also become part of the supply chain when they return old, used pieces to the company: Pentatonic lists a buy-back value on their website which they describe as a guaranteed sum customers will receive if they want to get rid of a product. Pentatonic will transform those used goods into new pieces of furniture. Pentatonic’s products are available to buy on their website . If you’re in London , you can check out their products in person at a popup store in Shoreditch East London at 2 Chance Street from September 15 to October 12. They’ll also be present at the London Design Festival , September 18 to 24, in the Design Frontiers exhibition at Somerset House. + Pentatonic Images courtesy of Pentatonic

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Scotland to phase out new gas and diesel cars by 2032

September 8, 2017 by  
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We’ve recently seen a movement of governments banning new petrol and diesel cars – within the past year the Netherlands , France , and India have all announced plans to move away from the polluting vehicles – and now it appears Scotland is jumping on the emissions-free bandwagon. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon recently laid out the new Program for Government , which includes a target of phasing out the need for the dirty cars by 2032. The country also aims to fast-track the development of an electric vehicle (EV) charging network. Scotland’s Program for Government, which touches on issues like social security, childcare, and prison sentences, also draws attention to environmental issues. Perhaps its boldest goal is phasing out new diesel and petrol cars and vans in around 15 years. Scotland will promote other forms of travel like EVs by adding more charging stations, and pledged to double their investment on biking and walking from £40 million to £80 million, or from around $52.7 million to around $105.5 million, to boost air quality . Related: Britain to ban new diesel and petrol cars in 2040 Announcing the program, Sturgeon said, “We live in a time of unprecedented global challenge and change. We face rapid advances in technology ; a moral obligation to tackle climate change …We must aspire to be the inventor and the manufacturer of the digital, high-tech, and low-carbon innovations that will shape the future, not just a consumer of them.” She also announced the government plans to fund a North Sea carbon capture and storage project. And Scotland has already been winning in renewable energy this year. Between January and June, wind power provided 124 percent of household electricity needs in the country. Via the Scottish Government and EcoWatch Images via Wikimedia Commons and Gabriel Rodríguez on Flickr

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Budri and Patricia Urquiola’s Earthquake 5.9 Collection Reuses Materials Damaged in the 2012 Italian Quake

May 3, 2013 by  
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5.9 isn’t just any number; it’s the magnitude of the devastating earthquake that struck the Italian region of Emilia May 29, 2012. Italian company Budri  was one of the companies affected by the quake, and they reacted to the damage by creating a series of tables and other decor from their damaged archive of marbles and stones (including onyx, lapis lazuli, amethyst and mother of pearl). The series, aptly dubbed Earthquake 5.9, was recently presented at the 2013 Salone del Mobile . Read the rest of Budri and Patricia Urquiola’s Earthquake 5.9 Collection Reuses Materials Damaged in the 2012 Italian Quake Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 2013 , budri , coverings , Design , earthquake , fragments , Furniture Fair , italy , marble , marblelace , Milan , natfuses macrosteria , onyx , origami , patricia urquiola , Salone del mobile , secret room , slabs , stones , Tables , vases        

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5.9 isn’t just any number; it’s the magnitude of the devastating earthquake that struck the Italian region of Emilia May 29, 2012. Italian company Budri  was one of the companies affected by the quake, and they reacted to the damage by creating a series of tables and other decor from their damaged archive of marbles and stones (including onyx, lapis lazuli, amethyst and mother of pearl). The series, aptly dubbed Earthquake 5.9, was recently presented at the 2013 Salone del Mobile . Read the rest of Budri and Patricia Urquiola’s Earthquake 5.9 Collection Reuses Materials Damaged in the 2012 Italian Quake Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 2013 , budri , coverings , Design , earthquake , fragments , Furniture Fair , italy , marble , marblelace , Milan , natfuses macrosteria , onyx , origami , patricia urquiola , Salone del mobile , secret room , slabs , stones , Tables , vases        

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5.9 isn’t just any number; it’s the magnitude of the devastating earthquake that struck the Italian region of Emilia May 29, 2012. Italian company Budri  was one of the companies affected by the quake, and they reacted to the damage by creating a series of tables and other decor from their damaged archive of marbles and stones (including onyx, lapis lazuli, amethyst and mother of pearl). The series, aptly dubbed Earthquake 5.9, was recently presented at the 2013 Salone del Mobile . Read the rest of Budri and Patricia Urquiola’s Earthquake 5.9 Collection Reuses Materials Damaged in the 2012 Italian Quake Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 2013 , budri , coverings , Design , earthquake , fragments , Furniture Fair , italy , marble , marblelace , Milan , natfuses macrosteria , onyx , origami , patricia urquiola , Salone del mobile , secret room , slabs , stones , Tables , vases        

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Loopwheel Reinvents the Bike Wheel With a Suspension System Built Into the Rims

May 3, 2013 by  
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A UK company called Jelly Products just unveiled the Loopwheel – a safe, beautiful bike wheel with a built-in suspension system that could revolutionize the compact bicycle industry. The Loopwheel is compatible with just about any small-frame bicycle and has already busted through its Kickstarter goal – so it may be headed to a bike shop near you very soon. Read the rest of Loopwheel Reinvents the Bike Wheel With a Suspension System Built Into the Rims Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: alternative transportation , bike commuting , bike design , bikes , compact bikes , folding bikes , Loopwheels , tires , UK , wheels        

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Sustainable-Furniture UK Creates Unique Tables from the Roots of Old Logged Teak Trees

December 5, 2012 by  
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Sustainable-Furniture  has built a series of stunning dining tables using the roots of old logged teak trees that have been left in the ground. To create the tables, the company digs the special roots out, cleans them and then makes them into completely sustainable tables.  The cleared ground also allows for the replanting of trees in areas that would have otherwise been lost to the dead roots. + Sustainable-Furniture The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “sustainable furniture” , eco dining tables , reclaimed wood furniture , root furniture , root tables , roots table

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Viesso’s Playful Koper Tables are Crafted from Salvaged Douglas Fir Beams in Los Angeles

November 2, 2012 by  
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The wood used for this simple but fun table is reclaimed Douglas Fir beams, which were collected from buildings in Los Angeles that were set to be torn down. Neatly stacked, the ‘hollowed out’ gaps give the end table a slightly lighter feel, while the intersecting pattern provides a playful appeal.

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Peter Gabriel Creates Amazing DJ Booth With His Old CDs and Cassettes

August 12, 2011 by  
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All images by author Now that we live in the digital age , the question has often been asked: “What in the love of music do we do with all our old formats ?” Yes, all those cassettes, CDs , VHSs and their horribly non-recyclable

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Less is More; a Dinner Table for Two Reduced to Its Essence

July 14, 2011 by  
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Photo Credit: Daniel Gantes. This designer from Valencia in Spain believes that even if you have little money and/or space, a dinner for two should always be possible on a decent table. Daniel Gantes designed La Cool Vie Bohème so that couples with a minimum wage can still have a romantic dinner…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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