Sustainable Lighting and Living
2019 is all about heading towards a more sustainable way of life. Not only are people banning plastic bags, they are thinking more consciously about the products they buy for the home. We are seeing lighting like the images below from Muuto and Graypants. At Muuto they believe sustainability is an integral part of their Scandanavian design ethos. These products are made to last, therefore creating less wastage. I don't think you could ever become tiresome of these functional, aesthetically pleasing designs either.
Graypants has designed these stunning recycled cardboard pendants. They're not only environmentally sustainable, they’re also socially responsible. Graypants partners with social work programs in Holland and the Pacific Northwest, that employ people in craft-based tasks who might otherwise have a difficult time finding work. The cardboard layers of each light are laser cut, then assembled by hand using a nontoxic adhesive, and finally treated with an environmentally friendly fire retardant.
Finally, a New Zealand fashion label, Kowtow has designed their flag ship store to be the epitome of sustainable interior design. A great example to all of us.
• Sustainably grown, harvested and milled eucalyptus, finished by hand with an non-toxic, eco friendly Osmo hardwax oil.
• Point of sale and display units are made from valchromat, a FSC certified product made with post industrial recycled wood chips and aimed at reducing environmental impact.
• Handmade ceramic tiles by local artist, Gidon Bing.
• Floor rugs made from salvaged and recycled synthetics, including fishing nets recovered from the ocean.
• Modular sofas designed by Simon James and upholstered with renewable and compostable fibres: virgin wool blends.
• Linen curtains that have been sustainably grown, harvested and processed using the environmentally friendly dew-retting method.
• Hotaru Buoy pendant lights designed by Barber & Osgerby and manufactured by Ozeki & Co Ltd., a celebrated Japanese company dedicated to making paper lanterns since 1891.