From earth-friendly fashion to eco-conscious interiors, gardening, and even sailing, the online magazine luxurydefined von Christie’s International Real Estate rounds up the stylish new ways to go green. The magazine writes about a «Green Daze» and says that designers are increasingly focusing on reducing waste, reusing materials, and leaving as light a footprint as possible—resulting in fabulous eco-friendly design that proves style and sustainability can go hand in hand. Read on for six brands making sure that looking after our planet has never looked better.
According to luyurydefined six illuminating examples underpin the trend:
With a promise to create sustainable design products that offer you protection in your daily life, Skarabeos parka jacket boasts a removable wool inner and waterproof outer, ensuring wearability throughout the seasons. Langeder’s jacket features a detachable wool inner shell and a tapered outer layer made of 100 percent recycled waterproof material.
Carpet Edition, a family-run business based in northern Italy, has developed a collection of rugs made up of 80 percent hemp and 20 percent cotton. Available in browns, beiges, a red, and even a “natural denim,” options can be customized and styles include Hemp Loop and Hemp Straw. Hemp Loop rugs are distinguished by their longer and curlier bouclé yarns, while Hemp Straw has a shorter, tighter weave. All rugs are knotted by hand.
The Donut Table owes its origins to India’s do-not-waste culture. Soft Geometry in San Jose, California, were approached by an Indian factory to see if they could make use of the offcuts from its wood furniture. The designers of Soft Geometry wanted to make something sculptural, and created the table by patching the offcuts together and turning them into a circular shape. The donut is available in different versions.
Toby Farmer with his company Bace has used hydroponic farming—growing vegetables without soil – in the Bace Rotofarm, to bring a 1.5 meter vegetable patch into your kitchen. The Bace Rotofarm uses mess-free nutrients and a water reservoir to feed its plants, while its rotary function turns the plants a full circle every hour.
In uncertain times, more and more of us are discovering the delights of growing our own fruit and vegetables. Being able to produce your own food taps into the most basic of human needs. Hartley Botanic has been building bespoke greenhouses since 1938 and today serves both the United Kingdom and the United States, offering a range of options, from large Victorian styles to modern, rectilinear structures.
Just as your next car is likely to run—at least partly—on electricity, so too is your next tender. DutchCraft’s innovative full electric DC25 is able to cruise at up to 32 knots for a maximum of 75 minutes. Enough to deliver guests to your yacht from the shore and back again several times over, or even to go waterskiing.