Milan Furniture Fair 2010: The Green Preview (Slideshow)

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The Memory chair by Tokujin Yoshioka. Photos via Dezeen.

Bored of your furniture? What if you could just sit in it to give it a fresh, new shape? That's the idea behind Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka's Memory chair, made of crumbled recycled aluminum, for high end Italian furniture manufacturer Moroso.

This is just one of the wildly innovative green ideas launching in Milan this week at the world's biggest contemporary furniture fair Salone Internazionale del Mobile 2010, April 14-19. Considered the event of the year, the Milan Furniture Fair and its off-site events will draw some 300,000 people for the product launches, innovations, and ideas that define design as we know it -- and yes, that means green design too.

Will your next chair be made of 111 Coke bottles? How about a vase that can be reworked into a bowl? Or take a peek at Karim Rashid's wild all Corian eco home for DuPont. That and more in our Milan Furniture Fair 2010: The Green Preview slideshow:

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Tags: Architecture | Chairs | Designers | Flat Pack | Furniture | Lighting | Recycled Building Materials | Reusability


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