We have always loved the humor and art from Castor Canadensis, whether it was the prefab sauna , the recycled tube light, their ultimate flatpack, and my favourite, their demonstration of the power of the compact flourescent.
TreeHugger loves stackable chairs -- and we've seen some good ones, from stackable versions of classic designs, to one made from recycled car parts, to a couple inspired by a tree trunk -- since they help us get stuff up and out of the way when not in
Often, we see poor examples of packaging design that lead to more junk for us to deal with and more waste in the landfill. In the spirit of taking your own bags to the grocery store, here are some picks for packaging that does a more than just wrap up
TreeHugger loves when design just makes good sense. Take "Olivia," this folding chair from reestore, for example: folding chairs, as the name suggests, fold up and flatten to save space when not in use; to get them out of the way, why not make it easy
With one big holiday squarely in our rear view (no, not that kind of rear view), we can turn our attention to recycling (or re-planting. Or, heck, just folding up) our Christmas trees and preparing to close the book on 2007. And you know what that
We love transformer furniture that serves multiple functions or adapts, like the Stokke Tripp Trap Chair or the nest high chair. Back in 1957 Eddie Peyton figured out how to transform a stroller into a high chair. Just don't put your arm in the wrong
Rock 'n roll, or sit tight? The choice is yours with the dual-functioning Inverso chair by Portuguese designer Luís Porém. Set up one way, it's a gentle rocking chair; flip it over and you've got a sturdy side chair. It's a really sleek, smart design;
Taking unwanted bits of plastic from an injection molding machine, Dutch designer Christian Kocx has created "Non-Woven," a small collection of ultra-modern furniture, lighting and accessories. Originally presented during the furniture fair in Milan in
22 year-old student designer James Chu set out to design and create "portable, cheap, lightweight and eco-friendly furniture," and the result is Perfect Perch: a modular, multi-functional, cardboard chair. According to the site, "The initial challenge
Ever have trouble reaching the top cabinets in your kitchen? Tired of shoe-prints on your dining chairs? Stonewall Kitchen's "Folding Chair Ladder" is here to help, doing double duty as (you guessed it) a chair and a ladder.
Between its materials and multi-functional design, die fabrik's Chair777 is not your normal chair. It's made from cardboard, a material that has proven time and again that it's not just for boxes anymore, and might go quite nicely with the designers'
Made from two flat-pack pieces, the 2pac (get it?) chair is made from FSC-certified birch plywood by UK-based designers rawstudio. Brilliantly simple, with only two shapes and four pieces, it requires no hardware for assembly -- just snap it together
The guys at Cohda (remember their awesome RD4 chair?) have always had a pretty unique vision of what "recycled" means; this is clear when you look at the designs they create from materials that are usually destined to be milk bottles, or are former
Anyone that sits at a desk or in a chair for part or all of their work knows that what you sit in really matters. Not only does it affect how comfortable and productive you are, but poor seating can have some pretty negative long-term health effects,
He must have seen my TreeHugger media badge, because the salesman from Element Square called out and said "No trees were harmed in the production of these chairs!" I replied that a lot of fossil fuels were burned and a lot of CO2 released, and he said
With a really cool aesthetic that appears to have been bent and formed by some sort of giant benevolent force, we're liking the "pli" collection (no, not that pli) from New Zealand-based Formway. We've seen their office chairs before; this collection
With some similar benefits to sitting on a Swiss ball, and a great way to practice for your next mechanical bull ride, Giddyup is a fun rocking stool designed by New Zealand-based Tim Wigmore Design. Made from sustainably-grown hoop pine plywood and a
The good people at Yanko Design say "multipurpose furniture really is the trend of 2007," and we have to agree. Whether its a chair into a suitcase, chairs into a table, or a chair into a different chair, we can't seem to get enough of the multiple