Tracy Bulla -- Home Accents Today, September 1, 2007
While eco is without a doubt the word on everyone's lips today, there's more than one way to get into the spirit. Here, a collection of creative — and extremely stylish — concepts put forth by designers with a conscience.
All prices are suggested retail.
Natural seastone bases divine an individual work of art in these stunning table lamps from Compradores, finished with a linen drum shade.
Part of the U+ Design Collection from Umbra, the Tea Time clock pairs the past and future with one-of-a-kind panache. Embellished by reclaimed vintage tea cups, the design is available in a limited edition of 500 ($300).
Maloos Anvarian's Louis 16 Mod chair updates an antique French barrel chair with recyclable Lucite for très chic style ($3,500).
The La Compagnie De Provence Bio Collection blends ecological awareness and good design in organic certified liquid soap for fruits and vegetables, featuring a recyclable plastic dispenser ($19).
Crafted in Esque's new eco-conscious studio, the dual purpose Goblet Candlesticks sacrifice on not a bit of style while utilizing sustainable wind power in production. All products can be ordered in recycled glass ($300).
Barclay Butera Home's new pillow collection carries on the green theme with unbleached cotton inner liners, feather and corn byproduct inserts and natural textiles such as raw silk, raffia, pure linen and bamboo-based textiles ($260 to $270).
Palace, one of Momeni's Green Collections, implements natural techniques that use hand-spun wool and vegetable-dyed yarns.
Uttermost and Surya at the Dallas Market Center