This artist prefers her seating to be as squeaky clean as the materials she recycles. Old bathtubs done “disco” style are this quirky designer’s signature chair. Not only does she make good use of discarded household items, but she really gives them a glamorous touch. Shiny mosaic tiles, a streamlined frame, and perhaps one of the coolest seat bases we’ve seen in a long while, this bathtub-turned-chair has really got it going on. If you want to commission one for yourself, contact the artist, Helen Stephenson.
There’s something so fun and childlike about a hanging chair, and the one pictured here from Uncommon Goods is actually sustainable. Handmade by the endangered Mlabri people in northern Thailand, who were once nearly wiped out in the mid-20th century when the teak forests near their home were cut down for decorative wood, have found a self-sustaining niche through the use of their traditional weaving skills. This funky black and white hammock can be stretched out to seven feet or as a lounge seat, as shown above, with your feet dangling over the side. Hang this on your porch or incorporate it inside to compliment a casual coastal or bohemian inspired theme.
Rustic yet contemporary, this chair works well for even the modern home thanks to its clean lined design and crisp, white cushions. These chairs are completely handcrafted from salvaged elm and come from trusted sustainable retailer, Viva Terra. Place them side-by-side to create a cool bench effect, or use them singly. Adding fun, colorful cushions with geometric patterns, or something more whimsical and bohemian, would look stunning against the wood and white cushions of these chairs, really helping them pop.
We really like the idea of getting two pieces of furniture in one and with this sustainable seat, you get exactly that. The Float Onearm chair incorporates an integrated end table into its simple, sleek, modern, and functional design. Handmade in the USA for Viesso, the renewable bamboo frame is upholstered in Los Angeles with your choice of fabric and uses a high density natural latex foam that’s Certi-PUR certified. This seat would look great in a contemporary or minimalist studio or even in a commercial office setting. Fortunately, if you like what you see, there’s an entire collection to go along with it.