Today’s roundup is all about furniture whose designers see the importance of building pieces that don’t have a negative impact on the world in which we live. Although the global observance of Earth Day doesn’t take place until April 22, it stands to reason that one day a year isn’t nearly enough time to spend being conscious of the future of the environment.
So this afternoon, we’re strolling around the web and sharing links of eco-friendly interest.
First up is Furniture Fashion‘s roundup of ten stunning eco-friendly benches, from the fluttery beauty of the Ortensia Bench they found at Eco First Art (shown above) to masculine hunks of reclaimed wood fashioned into something sublime.
Intrigued enough to fall down the rabbit hole, we did a little window shopping at Eco First Art itself and found a bevy of cool and conscious pieces, like this bubble club sofa from featured artist Benjamin Rollins Caldwell:
The ever-earth-minded crew at Inhabitat shares a great piece on Classified Moto, a company that upcycles old motorcycles into furniture and home accents that double as industrial works of art:
The thoughtful souls at Vermont Woods Studios are actually sharing a helpful preview of what’s up next from their fellow Vermont woodsmiths at Copeland Furniture — right neighborly of them, if you ask us — and share an image of a classic walnut dining set called “The Catalina…”
…For a limited time, InMod is offering up to one-third off the cost of some of its most popular eco-friendly pieces, from beds and lighting to chairs and coffee tables…
…and we round out today’s link roundup with an interesting take on the future of both programming and handmade design; here’s an intriguing write-up by Good.is on the programming scholarship Etsy is giving 20 women to attend this summer’s Hacker School to help narrow the gender gap in the programming industry — and probably create a spike in handmade furniture sales through the mega-boutique to boot.