Today is St. Patrick’s Day and the color green is popular everywhere today. We’re fans of the color green like anyone else is, but we are also fans of green in the sense of using eco-friendly and sustainable products. There’s no doubt that eco-friendliness has become a trend in modern design as seen in the materials used and light sources being upgraded to use energy-efficient LEDs.
Here’s ten of our favorite green light fixtures and furniture pieces by some of the most eco-friendly names in design.
Coral Pendant by David Trubridge
David Trubridge Design prides itself on designing with materials that are friendly to the eco-system and this is seen in the Coral Pendant. From its design to the package it is shipped in, the Coral is environmentally conscious to help preserve ocean and land environments.
Arca LED Pendant by Cerno
The Arca LED Linear Pendant from Laguna Beach’s Cerno is an elegant open-aired wood atrium with an energy-efficient LED light bar positioned in the center of it. The pendant is available in two stains of Walnut and you’ll love it hanging over the kitchen island.
Deck Chair by Loll Designs
Minnesota’s Loll Designs is well known for manufacturing contemporary outdoor furniture from recycled milk jugs. In fact, chairs like the Loll Designs Deck Chair are made from over 300 recycled milk jugs. The result of this manufacturing process is a beautiful chair that is not only environmentally friendly, but it is also durable to withstand outdoor use and variant weather conditions.
Moon Scraplight by Graypants
The Graypants MOON Scraplight is designed from recycled cardboard, giving it an eco-friendly composition paired with a great source of warm downlighting. It fits well in contemporary spaces and has even been used to light many Starbucks locations across the country.
Z-Bar Gen 3 Desk Lamp by Koncept
Koncept is a design brand we love for modern, LED-driven task lighting. Koncept’s line of energy-efficient LED desk lamps, including the Z-Bar Gen 3 Desk Lamp, have earned the company critical acclaim and can be found in many contemporary office spaces around the world.
Acapulco Chair by Innit Designs
The design of Acapulco chairs has been around since the 1950s and has recently been re-introduced by Innit Designs. The Innit line of Acapulco chairs are made from a recycled galvanized steel frame supporting a seat comprised of multiple strands of vinyl. This environmentally friendly chair will allow you to modernize your space and is perfect indoors or out.
Octo Pendant 4240 by Secto Design
Finnish-design brand Secto Design crafts all of its handmade lighting from environmentally friendly materials including one of our favorites, the Octo Pendant. Octo is a handmade work of art whether it is illuminated or not and fits well in both modern residential and commercial spaces.
Fascination Chandelier by Varaluz
Varaluz is another lighting firm that prides itself on eco-friendly design, emphasizing the use of environmentally friendly materials. This concept is seen with the Varaluz Fascination Chandelier as it is made from numerous recycled glass discs to create a look similar to the ends of wine bottles. The Fascination Chandelier is also made from hand-forged steel that is comprised of 70% or more recycled content. If you really want to maintain a green approach to your lighting design, Varaluz is the way to go.
Recycled Tube Suspension by Castor
What do you do when a light bulb burns out? If you asked Canadian-design firm Castor Design, they would tell you to recycle the bulb and fashion it into a new light fixture. The Recycled Tube Suspension does exactly that as it is composed of multiple, burnt out fluorescent light bulbs, re-incarnated into a suspension that works well hanging over dining tables, conference room tables or kitchen islands.
Stix Fireplace by EcoSmart Fire
Your campfire probably never looked like this. The EcoSmart Fire Stix Fireplace features “sticks” made from stainless steel tubes, giving this non-traditional campfire an ultra-contemporary look. The best part about the Stix Fireplace (and any other product from EcoSmart Fire) is that it uses eco-friendly bioethanol fuel for a warm flame without any smoke, soot or ash.
Other Great Options
If you love the intention of these products, you might also want to check out our LED lighting category for a full assortment of decorative, energy-efficient LED-driven fixtures.