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Ryan Frank’s free range design and recycling week



The U.K. is tightening its recycling loins in preparation of Recycling Week, which kicks off in the U.K. on June 22nd.

In anticipation of the event we thought we’d feature a U.K. designer who does great things with recycled, salvaged and alternative materials, Ryan Frank.   His Zilka clothes hanger (above and at right), which is made entirely from recycled British newspapers, comes in a variety of colours and patterns.

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Thursday, June 18, 2009

herman miller’s setu chair wins gold


Herman Miller’s new Setu chairs won a Gold Award at the recent NeoCon World Trade Showhmsetu4.jpgThe chair, which is designed for multipurpose use in conference rooms or home offices, is also made for people to sit upon for longer periods of time.  Setu is constructed with one continuous seat and back, utilizing Miller’s Kinetic Spine feature, which requires only one adjustment – seat height, leaving it with fewer parts and weighing less than 20 pounds.  The Setu’s ‘elastomeric’ (now there’s a word) fabric provides ‘superior suspension’ and is designed to conform to one’s body contours.  Miller is seeking Cradle to Cradle and Greenguard certification of this sleek seat, which contains 44 percent recycled content, is 93 percent recyclable, and contains no PVC’s.  Product info.

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a mixed bag of green news


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Windspire Wind Turbine now atop Museum of Science, Beantown


Windspire is participating in the nation’s first rooftop Wind Turbine Lab at the Museum of Science in Boston, Massachusetts, with the installation of one of its Windspire vertical axis wind turbines on the Museum’s rooftop.  Windspire is the only vertical (more…)

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