Rice Paper Whirl Lamp by Adesso

This lamp by Adesso has a fan-shaped, bamboo-ribbed, collapsible rice paper shade that stands 28″ tall. The metaefficiency comes through the use of bamboo and rice paper, both very light and renewable. Can be fitted with a CFL, if you like. Available for $87 from Contemporary Furniture Online.

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EcoResin Furniture

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3Form has just introduced a new line of furniture made with Varia Ecoresin. (See our previous post on Ecoresin.) Varia is manufactured under strict OHSA approved standards and is free of VOC’s, solvents and emissions. 3form ecoresin and Varia are built to exceed LEED accreditation insuring at least 40% post industrial recycled content, and are […]

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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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Reclaimed White Oak Chair by Whit McLeod

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This chair is made of 100% white oak salvaged from wine barrels discarded by California wineries. It is treated with linseed oil. The chair folds together like so: The price for one chair is $125. They also construct other furniture. Available from: Whit McLeod

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