Baltix Furniture: “Eco-Buzz” Partitions

Baltix makes office furniture out of materials such as sunflower hulls, wheat strands and recycled newspaper. Based in Minnesota, Baltix is positioned close to the source of the agricultural fiber they use, reducing energy used in transportation. The partition pictured above is built with sunflower board paneling. The hulls were previously burned as waste. Baltix uses urethane for bonding the …

Azumi Multifunctional Furniture

  This chest of drawers by Azumi cantilevers with a simple action to become an occasional table. The Azumis, a husband and wife team of designers, say this reflects Japanese needs where rooms are often multipurpose and furniture and tatami mats are reconfigured as required. Another example is their wire-frame recliner that can be flipped over and used as a …