Top 10 Eco Home Finishes
10 great Eco-friendly finishes for the home.
Black Rhythm Flensted Mobile
An elegant aluminium construction with fluid, rotating individual sections that evoke a delicate sense of balance and harmony – serving as great focal points in a room. These fantastic Flensted mobiles are handcrafted in Denmark using traditional, low-energy production methods and simple raw materials.
Curly Lamp Shade
Designer Charlie Whinney’s creation uses over 15 metres of steam-bent Ash – sourced from sustainable forests in the UK – arching and coiling around a central frame, creating a lively and captivating play of light and shadow. Available in two sizes.
From HK$3,100, www.charliewhinney.com/shop/
An ingenious marriage of functionality, style and sustainability all provided in this seating/storage solution from Hong Kong eco fashion boutique ECOLS. The lovely patterned grain in the wood, which is reclaimed teak from deconstructed buildings, gives it a handsome finish.
Price on request, www.ecols.com
Ovetto Recycling Bin
This novel design by architect Gianluca Soldi encourages users to recycle their waste through its engaging and innovative design; made with recycled plastic, with three compartments for separating recyclables and a nifty bottle crusher at the top.
Live Moss Carpet
An intriguing concept; this soft-grass bathroom carpet takes its sustenance from the drops of water and the resulting humidity produced by your daily ablutions. The mat is made up of a patchwork of ball moss, forest moss and island moss, with a base of plastazote foam ensuring the prevention of mold and other equally-unsightly growth from forming.
Price on request, www.yankodesign.com
Recycled Thermometer and Wall Clock
A smart collection of slate-like recycled paper clocks that started with humble beginnings; each of these clocks began life as vending machine coffee cups, which now serve as handy devices to divine time and temperature – great for keeping on eye on time when out on the patio.
From HK$350, www.ecocentric.co.uk
Luau LED Light
LOFT loves the elegant, portable design of these glowing orbs, with over 10 hours of illumination provided from a single charge. The enchanting glow emanating from its LED light source adds a subtle ambience to any scene – whether it’s resting poolside or sat by the bed.
Rectangular Husky Table
Reclaimed teak comprises the raw material for this smart dining table found in Tree’s latest collection – a shining example of the Hong Kong based company’s commitment to eco-conscious design that doesn’t sacrifice anything in the style department.
Approx. HK$10,000 – 14,000 depending on size, www.tree.com.hk
Recycled Paper Vases
Pretty in pastels, these recycled paper vases from ECOLS are perfect to add a touch of colour to any room.
Bold, modern design from Atlanta-based eco-furnishing company Shiner. Posterior support is formed by the lacquered birch plywood planks (“ribs”) slotted into a robust birch frame – all sourced from environmentally responsible sources in the USA.