Sustainable Furnishings


    Consumer Trends: Sustainability

    Phillips recycled wood table

    Consumers are concerned about a variety of environmental issues and they are taking positive action in their homes to address these issues, according to the Sustainable Furnishings Council’s latest consumer research study, an online survey conducted in early February by Fairfield Research with support from Hearst Design Group.

    Editor’s Notebook: Take Note

    Vallila Distances textiles

    WithIt's Annual WOW Awards
    WithIt will honor industry leaders during its annual WOW Awards on Friday, April 15, in the IHFC Green Wing, 12th Floor, International Ballroom. Libby Langdon of Libby Langdon Interiors will emcee the event, which begins with a cocktail reception at 6:30 p.m.; dinner and the awards presentation will follow. At the event, Connie Post Benton of Connie Post Affordable Design Solutions will receive the prestigious Legacy Award. The WOW finalists in four categories are (in alphabetical order):

    Eco-Friendly Tiles

    Jeffan Ecotessa reclaimed tiles

    The Kayu Rustica tile is representative of Jeffan's new Ecotessa line. Constructed from reclaimed teak that has been extracted from old boats and houses, it not only exudes intriguing texture and vintage flair, but is also environmentally friendly. So the tiles make both a bold and a green design statement.

    High Point Market Preview

    Duralee John Robshaw

    Buyers attending the Spring 2016 High Point Market, April 17-20, in search of the new and noteworthy will discover a host of new resources and collections throughout the sprawling #HPMkt campus.

    Organic Cotton Duvet

    Company C Prism organic cotton duvet

    The Prism duvet from Company C is made from 100 percent organic cotton sateen. Shown in Platinum, it is also available in Capri Blue, Driftwood and Willow.

    Wine Barrel Chandelier

    Velorossa wine barrel chandelier

    Wine Barrel chandelier from Velorossa Design is made from recycled wine barrel staves. It comes in two sizes: a small 12-inch diameter with a 15-inch height or a larger 24-inch diameter with a 24-inch height. The company can also customize any light to fit your space--questions and special requests are welcome. Products are UL-certifed and American-made.

    Energy Star-Rated LED Fan

    Emerson Energy Star Luray Eco LED Fan

    The 60-inch Energy Star-rated Luray Eco (CF860) from Emerson — available in Barbeque Black, Platinum and Appliance White finishes — unites smart efficiency and modern design concepts to offer unprecedented versatility. Featuring a dimmable integrated LED light fixture and six-speed wall control, the damp-location-rated Luray Eco is ideal for enjoying indoors and in covered outdoor living spaces.

    Refreshed Orb Pendant

    Varaluz Casablanca orb pendant

    The Varaluz Casablanca (#244P06ZG) presents an inspired take on the orb pendant. Casablanca's open, unencumbered design is exceptionally beautiful for its simplicity. It is hand-forged from recycled steel and hand-finished in a warm Zen Gold.

    Sustainable Wall Clocks

    Pivot Project Sustainable Wall Clocks

    Not only are these wall clocks handcrafted from reclaimed materials in the New York studios of PIVOT; their manufacture also provides work for individuals seeking to turn their lives around after being in trouble with the law.

    Recycled Steel Bar Stool

    Varaluz Flow recycled steel bar stool

    From Varaluz, the Flow bar stool is hand-forged from recycled steel and hain-painted in a two-tone Steel finish.


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