Trends: Young & Green
Green in more ways than one, these young designers are bringing eco-friendly materials and sustainable practices to the fair.
1. The Signature 2.0 cabinet, by Iannone Design, uses FSC-certified birch plywood and Kirei board, made from reclaimed sorghum stalks.
2. MIO used 100 percent recycled Kraft board for its modular Nomad architectural wall system.
3. The natural-wood Sahara Crib and Delphi Changing Table, by Argington, are designed to outlast their initial functions—the crib converts into a toddler bed, and the changing table becomes an adult-size dresser.
4. The Yoda sofa, by Kenneth Coponpue, uses minimal materials: natural or stained rattan vines woven on a steel frame.
5. Q Collection’s new textiles are made in North America from 100 percent recycled “eco-polyesters” or a new polyester that is free of the toxic chemical antimony.
6. First-time exhibitor Maku Furnishing used sustainably harvested teak for its collection of outdoor chairs, lounges, and tables.