Lyra Dining Chair from Environmental Language
Environmental Language (el for short) is out to prove that furniture can be both elegant and environmentally sound. As their website states, their furniture "balances well-being with living well", and their goal is to make this furniture "that maintain(s) the the highest standards of environmental responsibility." Sounds like a tall order, but it looks as though they're doing it: their Lyra Dining Chair won the 2004 ASID Excellence in Design Award in Furnishings and looks pretty good to us.
Eco-Friendly Design Allows for Customization!
Their site says the chair is customizable; presumably you can pick your favorite wood and/or upholstery to build it with, and you'll have a good list to pick from. They've got an impressive list of eco-products and materials used in their furniture, starting with locally reclaimed wood, on down through FSC-certified, palm wood and even bamboo (which we've seen from el before). Their upholstery is also worth a note, as they use natural latex foam, organic cotton and non-toxic glues to hold it all together. All in all, it's good-looking stuff built with good materials.
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