Recycled Products

ICFF pick | LOLL

Loll Fresco collection at ICFFDelightful outdoor furniture from Loll, Duluth, Minnesota, USA.

Loll produces outdoor no maintenance furniture from 100% post consumer plastics (yes, milk cartons) diverting the waste from land fill. Bold shapes, bright colors, modern and clean. (more…)

QURZ INC

Qurz Inc paper bowls

Paper Design for paper by paper  That’s CUIORA

CUIORA is the brand name which expresses the pure water of Mt Fuji.

Design by Qurz Inc |  Takumi Shimamura

Products made of 100% recycled paper

Fuji City has been well-known as a centre for the manufacture of paper since ancient times. The paper made there is the gift of ‘sensui’ (pure water) of Mt Fuji. (more…)

KALON

Kalon furniture

Since it’s founding in 2007, Kalon Studios has been consistently recognized by the international press as being one of the most influential and innovative sustainable design companies in the world.
At Kalon Studios, we make every effort to be as green and sustainable as can be. In our efforts to find sustainable solutions to manufacturing, we’ve engaged the newest and sometimes the oldest methods and materials.
We’ve used raw materials that are renewable, biodegradable, non-toxic and food safe. We’ve finished our woods with an oil we developed that is so green, so-non toxic that it’s (more…)

graypants

graypants moon lighting
graypants moons

graypants

seth and jon are architects. they also like to use their hands, designing and building things like chairs and light fixtures.
they first crossed paths at kent state university in cleveland, honing abilities to endure long winters and earning degrees in architecture + design. now, a decade of collaboration and spirited adventure has landed them in seattle, where graypants, inc. was forged from a desire to make a difference through design. (more…)

ESQUE

Esque Studio

Esque Studio

Experimenting with form and technique, we achieve a coherent vision of functional accessories, lighting and architectural detailing. Our interest is in the inherent attributes of glass, which we infuse into the details and design of each esque object. Each piece produced is handmade to order, and is a unique, functional, collectible piece of art.
Esque evolved through the collaboration between Justin Parker and Andi Kovel. The duo has risen to international acclaim over the past 10 years, (most recently honored by Time magazine as one of the “design 100”, today’s most influential international designers) and leads the American market for hand blown, modern, functional glass works. (more…)

molo

molo introduces cloud lighting

molo, based in Vancouver, Canada, is a design and production studio dedicated to an exploration of space making in combination with innovative experiments in manufacturing, materials and structure. The work of the molo studio balances between the realms of art, architecture and design for serial production.
molo creates unique designs in a variety of scales, from tea set to museum, for clients around the world. The design of molo products grows from Stephanie Forsythe + Todd MacAllen’s architectural explorations. They are inspired by the idea that smaller tactile objects and elements have a real potency in the physical experience of a space. Forsythe + MacAllen work back and forth between the intimate scale of furniture and small utilitarian objects, to the larger scale of buildings and landscapes. Working at a furniture scale
heightens the sense of human scale and physical experience in architecture. Conversely, furniture and product design benefits from the perspective of thinking in the larger context of place and space making.
Hands-on making has always been fundamental to Forsythe + MacAllen’s design process, and is an integral part of their ongoing exploration. Ideas pass from mind to hands to material and back again; ingraining a tactile sense of materiality, construction, space and experience. (more…)

MIO

MIO pop-up bike basket

Pop-Up Bicycle Basket is designed to fit most bicycles, ship flat and be installed in either the front or rear of any bicycle. The baskets unique design and sturdy construction are fit for urban cycling and carrying purses, backpacks or shopping bags.

Designers: 
Jaime Salm, Brian Kelly

About MIO

Who
MIO was founded by the Salm brothers (Isaac, the numbers guy, and Jaime, the design guy) with the objective of combining business rigor with environmentally and socially progressive design. MIO’s success is the result of Jaime and Isaac’s vision and the contributions of hard working and creative designers, interns, manufacturers, engineers and business professionals.

What

MIO is a design company dedicated to creating the most sustainable and innovative design experiences in the market. Serving the needs and desires of our loyal customers and consulting clients guides our design, marketing, manufacturing and consulting activities.
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A recent find

In a recent furniture show in New York, ICFF, I found Esque Studio. Their work is amazing and their philosophies regarding sustainability commendable. This is a small example of their work. They have a beautiful website which you should check out. I’ll be inviting them to be interviewed in the near future and publish it here. Their website is esque-studio.com

Amazing handmade glass