Green Interiors: Finding sustainable chairs
Fancy sitting on a pile of tennis balls? Probably not – until you see the designs of some of the most sustainable chairs around.
Taking a seat isn’t just about plonking yourself down and relaxing anymore. You can take a pew in the greenest manner imaginable with some of these stunning sustainable chairs.
And while some global designers have come up with wild and wacky eco seats – American Hugh Hayden and his chair made out of 297 tennis balls, for example – designers in Australia are producing modern, elegant seating that is also eco-sound.
Natural wood chairsBlueprint Furniture designs and makes furniture using 100% recycled timber. From bar stools and dining chairs to stools and armchairs, Blueprint’s furniture is all made onsite in its Melbourne workshop.
Our favourites are the modern-retro Tripod Armchair and the Natural Rattan Bucket Armchair – both old classics with a modern, and let’s not forget eco, twist.
Handcrafted furniture with flairIf something simpler is more your style, Adelaide-based Agostino & Brown has a collection of angular, eye-catching handcrafted eco furniture. Custom-made for each client, the duo pride themselves on cost-effective and minimal wastage designs.
Simple stools and benches in natural wood or brightly painted would fit a treat in any home.
Eco and chic
A beautiful selection of lounge chairs and sofas – all eco-friendly – is available through Australian website Eco Chic. While some of the designs look like granny’s armchair after a recondition, others are as modern as they come.
The Curved Cane Loveseat is a delicious mix of vintage and modern, while the box-like Leilani Sofa is straight from the 21st century.
Offering a huge range of choice when it comes to eco-friendly seating is Sydney-based Schamburg & Alvisse. The company prides itself on making “100% Australian eco furniture”, which comes with FSC certification and complies with Greenpeace’s Good Wood Guide. That means the wood used has come from a sustainable source – guaranteed.
Schamburg & Alvisse’s dining chairs, sofas, armchairs, office chairs, stools and modular lounge furniture ensure they’ve got it all covered.
Try the Smooth Armchair or Smooth Armless Chair – or get super relaxed with the Ottoman.