10 Awe-Inspiring, Sustainable Designs for a Living World at Cooper Hewitt

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Abbott Miller and his colleague Brian Raby traveled to Santa Cruz, Bolivia, to study how the local furniture industry used Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)-certified wood harvested from Bolivia's forests to bring their designs to life.

Miller and Raby's chair design, made from jatoba wood, yields three chairs per sheet of plywood with minimal waste. To save space, the chair's components can also be shipped flat and dry-assembled with a rubber mallet.

Jay Zukerkorn