Ecological but chic! Such could be the credo of eco-design. Far from the wooden log garden table, the green design is exposed in the living rooms and sometimes change to gold prices. In this new conception of furniture, creators take into account the notion of sustainable development and respect for the environment. To get closer to nature while respecting it, HandymanDuDimanche invites you this week to discover the ecologically correct decoration!
The criteria of ecological design
To have the chance to enter the very select club of eco-design, you must meet certain obligations. Special attention must be given to the life cycle of the object and its components. To do this, we analyze its design, production, distribution, consumption, recycling and generated pollution. We also study the choice of materials and technologies used for the design. The modularity and durability of the product are also taken into account. Keep in mind that eco-design is a recent step and a trend seeking to return to the sources of creation, combining simplicity and efficiency in respect of environmental issues.
Towards a recyclable decoration
Recyclable or recycled, ecological furniture is formed and transformed. Ecological, economical and practical, cardboard is popular. Chairs, frames, cradles, sofas, desks or even coffee tables, everything is possible with this material that inspires more and more creators. Then come the furniture from salvage or flea markets, restored or renovated with products that respect the environment. There is also a whole range of recycled products diverted from their primary function for decorative and useful purposes. There are vinyl records transformed into a clock or fruit basket, or old computer screens converted into aquariums.
Towards energy savings
At the time of energy restrictions, designers offer aesthetic products less and less greedy. This is how we saw the birth of the first showers and baths limiting our water consumption. In terms of electricity, there are unique switches with a neat look that allows you to turn off all appliances in a house in a single turn. There are also futuristic-looking jacks that constantly tell us the price of the consumption generated by the connected machine. To limit our electricity consumption, there are lamps and design objects powered solely by solar energy
Victim of its success, eco-design is often imitated by unscrupulous manufacturers. To make sure of the ecological nature of a piece of furniture or an object, HandymakerDuanche advises you to check carefully that it meets the standards and eco-labels in force.