Shopping: 4 chairs that are both stylish and eco-friendly
1. The B&B Italia Hive ottoman by Atelier Oi is assembled using leftover leather scraps.
Priced from $3,150,available at Space Furniture, 77 Bencoolen Street, tel: 6415-0000.
2. The Folks FurnitureElle dining chair, by award-winning designer Nathan Yong, is crafted from solid walnut wood sourced from a sustainable farm in the USA.
Priced at $632, available at Grafunkt, #02-34/35/36 Millenia Walk, tel: 6336-6046
3. Ethnicraft’s Teak Square Root chair is made in an Indonesian factory with FSC-certified timber sourced from Java, Indonesia. Any leftover teak scraps are recycled as finger joints for panelling, thereby reducing wastage.
Priced at $975, available at Ethnicraft, #05-05 Handicrafts Building Singapore, 72 Eunos Avenue 7, tel: 9272-1545.
4. The iconic Carl Hansen & Son Wishbone chair by Hans J. Wegner is made out of biodegradable untreated paper cord (for the seat) and Danish hardwoods sourced from sustainable forests. For every tree cut, five are replanted.
Priced from $1,520, available at Space Furniture, 77 Bencoolen Street, tel: 6415-0000.