HauteGREEN Sneak Peek: Galya Rosenfeld's Modular Pillows


The second in our series of profiles leading up to HauteGREEN is Galya Rosenfeld, the San-Francisco-based designer who has also brought the world her Cocoa Modular Scarf. Like the scarf her Modular Pillows are made from upholstery fabric scraps that have been reclaimed and made into the modular units. There are no glues, stitching or other attachment method used, instead relying on an interlocking system to keep the pillows together; this makes for easy disassembly and recycling. Once disassembled, the modular units can be re-purposed into something new, and if a single modular unit gets damaged or stained, it can be replaced instead of having to replace the whole product. About the pillows, Rosenfeld has this to say: "Considering our changing needs and the whimsy of our fashion, I wanted to create objects that could be transformed -- to create a system that would extend the "design life" of objects. Colors and patterns are altered as desires change. Compositional variation can be introduced as oppose to identical mass produced objects, allowing each piece to be one-of-a-kind." ::HauteGREEN and ::Galya Rosenfeld

TreeHugger's HauteGREEN Sneak Peek series