01 Dec '11, 3pm

Upcycled Farm Steel and Wood Furniture That Thinks Cradle-to-Cradle

Upcycled Farm Steel and Wood Furniture That Thinks Cradle-to-Cradle

The patchwork aesthetic of reclaimed wood furniture has become something of an eco-cliché. Nevertheless, these charmingly elegant tables by Dutch company Herso are a cut above its peers, thanks to their unusual elliptical forms and quaint materials (apparently the steel used in some of the tables is sourced from old pig enclosures). Herso/via In addition to their graceful lines, Herso's tables all use natural collagen-based glues, and VOC-free linseed oil for topcoats and sealant. But using non-toxic and reclaimed materials is not of Herso's main goal. Besides careful consideration of what goes into each table, in faithful adherence with the "crade-to-cradle" design philosophy (not the questionable "crade-to-cradle" certification mind you), Herso ensures that all byproducts from the furniture-making process is re-used, whether as compost, premium cat litter, industrial alc...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/eco-friendly-furniture/upcycled...

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