The BeeBoard: A Cardboard Desk

This desk is made out of a recycled cardboard called “BeeBoard”, which is a low-impact construction material, but the acrylic used to coat it might be toxic. Here’s the description: BeeBoard is a layered cardboard with a honeycomb structure. By keeping the BeeBoard exposed, he lets the material provide a densely textured surface that contrasts […]

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The Mealbox: A Table That Packs Into a Box

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From Norway, comes this “Mealbox” table — it’s a Japanese-style dining table with chairs that can all be packed in a box, because it is divided into parts that resemble jigsaw puzzle pieces. The table is made of birch plywood reinforced with carbon fiber. Available from Igland Design.

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Efficient “Scando” Family Table

The design of this Scando Family Table was inspired by the combination of Japanese living and watching how children relate to the floor in their daily activities. Designer Eric Pfeiffer created a table that is well crafted and multi-functional. The design makes use of wood efficiently using a single sheet of molded plywood. It’s priced […]

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Bent Plywood Overlap Tray by Offi

Bent plywood is energy efficient in its construction. Also, less wood is wasted because the wood is not milled but molded instead. This overlap tray by Offi is molded plywood with a Baltic birch veneer, and has a cork covered area for your cup of coffee. Read more about Offi here. Available from Amazon for […]

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Almost Meta-Efficient: Multifunctional Illuminated Furniture

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The furniture featured here is definitely multifunctional, serving both as a lamp and as a table or chair. It is however, too expensive to be meta-efficient. The chairs below are priced at $2850 and the tables above go for $650-999. The ideas are intriguing though, and if built with eco-effective materials, would qualify as being […]

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