eco-cool furniture by iannone design

posted by the scholar on November 14th, 2008
filed under: design, furniture, green, wood

Ooh liking this halftone coffee table from the creative minds of Iannone Design for myriad reasons. For one, it’s made of ecofriendly formaldehyde-free bamboo plywood. For two, that’s no veneer or screenprint on the surface of the table. That’s inlaid wood, your choice of maple (on natural bamboo) or walnut (on amber bamboo) to be exact. For three, you can choose a square or rectangle shape in two different heights to fit your room. And for four, they’ve finished the piece with waterbased shellac and a low VOC topcoat. Ahhhhh.

iannone_design_halftone_coffee_table

I think their (sustainable) walnut and (renewable) cork mosaic sideboard is pretty boffo too, for equally grand reasons.

iannone_design_halftone_cork_mosaic_sideboard

Thoughtful and clever, the whole package.

Hop on over to Plushpod to see the table and much more. See Iannone for more cool furniture too.


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6 Responses to “eco-cool furniture by iannone design”

  1. sosser Says:

    that is some gorgeous use of materials. love!

  2. the scholar Says:

    that cork piece is killing me.

  3. sarahelizabeth Says:

    Wowee!! I want!

  4. the scholar Says:

    me too. 🙂

  5. Joe Says:

    Interesting use of the materials, but the designs are a bit primitive for my taste. I do like to see that bamboo is getting to be used more often for furniture applications. With more people using it maybe the cost for the materials will start to reach reasonable levels. It certainly would be nice if we could start to grow the bamboo somewhere in the U.S. so that we wouldn’t have to ship the stuff from the other side of the planet.

  6. the scholar Says:

    hi joe,

    i really appreciate your points. i can see what you are saying about a primitive element in their line but really you think the halftone table is too? i get a more funky mid century mod feeling from that one.

    i agree with you, the more people that jump on the bandwagon regarding bamboo the better. it literally grows like a weed, so it should be made available at a reasonable price to people. i am pretty sure there are commercial growers in california, but don’t quote me on it.

    thanks for your insight and for coming over!

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