Planet Earth is our home and we have to treat it well, or else we’ll be suffering the consequences. Global warming is one of the alarming situations due to several impacts we have towards Nature. Fortunately, design has been seen as a tool to solve these world’s biggest issues by guaranteeing a design that will make people reflect about their acts, such as handmade products in natural or recycled materials. Today, Vintage Industrial Style Blog will show you that it’s possible to live in an Sustainable World, that will help you start your day on th right foot!!
Interior Designers, architects, design lovers are in a continous search for new methods to reduce the human impact on nature. Different natural and recycled materials are beeing the number one choice of designers, and interior decorateus are seeking for a more minimalist design, so we can settle down and understand what is really important in life.
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ECO-FRIENDLY INTERIOR DESIGNERS 🌳
In 2002, Rossana Orlandi opened her own design studio – Galleria Rossana Orlandi – and it’s already considered of of the top sites ton visit when in Milan, if you’re a design lover. An avant-garde and bold design that definitely doesn’t pass unnoticed. Last year in Milan Design Week, the designer presented two stunning projects raising awareness to sustainability – Ro Plastic Price and Guiltless Plastic. Rossana was one of the pioneers when speaking about eco friendly design, and the first one to actually see that design could be a tool to solve the world’s biggest issues. That is why you can see several projects raising the importance of sustainability.
After working in the fashion world for over 20 years, Rossana Orlandi took the risk of changing her path and started a career in design. When she decided to open her gallery in 2002, she was just “buying stupid things” to fill up the space. But it all changed when she discovered Sebastian Wrong, the designer of ‘Spun Light’, produced by Flos.
The gallery’s first installation had an enormous success thanks to the support of friends, design magazines and schools. “It has been super exciting since the beginning because designers started welcoming me with an enormous passion”, says Rossana. Rossana Orlandi presents a wide selection of peculiar design pieces since tables to lighting fixtures, indoor to outdoor pieces, and much more!
ECO-FRIENDLY HOUSES 🌳
In a world increasingly more aware of the need for a bigger eco-friendly conscience, Clea House comes into the picture. Designed by Nakhshab Development and Design (NDD), Clea House is located in the Mission Hills, in Santa Barbara, CA. Taking advantage of its beautiful surroundings and complementing them, this mid-century modern house also helps to preserve the existing site terrain.
Not only a dazzling architectural feat, Clea House was also designed taking into consideration various sustainable measures very much in line with NDD’s design philosophy and according to the standard of LEED Gold. With this said, the house features a drought tolerant landscaping, nontoxic pest control, water efficient fixtures and fittings, high-efficiency LED lighting, energy star appliances, solar PV and environmentally preferable products.
And now is time to get inspired by its spectacular environmentally friendly home design.
On the main level, we can find an open plan setting that comprises the kitchen, dining area and living room. This space opens to a wide patio, which is right next very green landscape that matches perfectly with the very mid-century teak cabinets in the kitchen and living room. All these clean lines and simple aesthetic add to the luxurious and modern feeling of the house.
The family room is a lovely throwback to the 50’s, with bold colors and books filling the shelves, instead of the contemporary widescreen.
The main bedroom contains the same teak woodwork as in the living area and the kitchen, which undoubtedly gives the house design a sense of continuity and cohesion.
Photo Credit: Paul Body
Since The Clea House was designed to be green, its rooftop deck has a special area filled with 25 super discreet solar panels.
ECO-FRIENDLY DESIGN BRANDS 🌳
DelightFULL is a Portuguese mid-century lighting brand that will definitely enlighten your world. All the pieces are handmade in brass and aluminum – “Aluminium in sustainable product design. Materials that we consider traditional, like concrete and plastic, were created when people spent less time pondering environmental concerns” – by talented artisans that still use ancient techniques to produce these master pieces in order to continue elevating design and craftsmanship.
Since the pieces are handmade they can be customized! So you can change the color, finish, size and even the type of bulb. And this last detail is one importan aspect when speaking about a sustainable choice! All the lamps can have LED bulbs – “LED lighting products produce light approximately 90% more efficiently than incandescent light bulbs. How do they work? An electrical current passes through a microchip, which illuminates the tiny light sources we call LEDs and the result is visible light. To prevent performance issues, the heat LEDs produce is absorbed into a heat sink”.
The use of less energy and the fact that LED bulbs last longer, makes the decision pretty easy, doesn’t it? Besides that, there are more lighting options available today than ever before.
Atomic Table Lamp,for example, is a peculiar design, inspired by the discovies of the atom! We all know that an atom has both positive and ngative energy, but it’s impossible to stay negative around this sustainable energy!
An eco-friendly home is where you see the use of natural resources combined with sustainable choices. You can see this perfect example, where the natural light plays an important role in this living room décor. When the sun decided to go away, you can have Torchiere floor lamp enlightening the place with LED bulbs!
Due to this special concern towards Planet Earth, one of the top design trends is precisely Biophilia. Prepare yourself to see the outdoor inside! Let mother Nature be par of your daily basis, and feel your batteries recharged!
Biophilic design, however, must be implemented correctly to optimize health benefits and potential monetary savings. Here you have the good practices to achieve a nice and beneficial ambiance:
Natural Environment – Features of the natural world that are incorporated into an office setting. Basic things like earthy colors, sunlight, plants, images of animals and nature.
Natural Shapes – Lines, shapes, and forms that occur in nature (arches and vaults, recreating rock shelves, water paths).
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