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The Nuts & Bolts of Green Furniture-Making
Many modern day furniture makers are looking to the past for inspiration and creative ideas. The canopy platform bed is a perfect example. The role-top desk is another good example. However, the more progressive furniture builders are also looking to the future. They don’t just care about the wellbeing of present-day consumers; they also care about the entire ecosystem, which begins with the Earth herself and ends with us, the crown of creation. Unfortunately, oftentimes, that crown gets tarnished, especially in relation to Nature, and that is a key motivating factor for these progressive furniture makers. They not only choose natural materials but they often choose organically grown resources such as cotton and renewable resources like bamboo and acacia wood. They make these careful choices to make sure that--when the furniture they build falls apart one day in the distant future--what’s left can be recycled, burned as fire wood or biodegrade quickly and then transform into nourishing compost to enrich the soil.
The Art & Science of Furniture Design
Just like furniture makers, furniture designers are also turning to the past for creative ideas and inspiration, as well as a desire to honor certain traditions, like rugs made of straw or silk. Other fine examples of old-school domestic properties are platform beds, Shoji screens and rice lamps, all of which have a long history in Japan. Of course, modern platform beds are different than those made in the distant past. Today’s platform beds offer a wide variety of designs and styles and colors. Perhaps the main thing that sets modern platform beds apart from those made centuries ago is the different and ingenious ways that designers invented for assembling platform beds. Some of them fit together like simple puzzle pieces, and others use simple but strong dowels or other non-bolt, non-screw hardware items with unusual names, inventive designs and sturdy construction.
What the Future May Hold
One of the positive things about the Internet is that it’s a great source of universal knowledge. Subsequently, especially in recent years, a great deal of public attention has focused intensely on phenomena like global warming, environmental pollution, extinction of animals, along with positive things like recycling, organic farming and alternative energy. In light of this, it’s safe to say that Green technology and ecofriendly practices and merchandise will expand and become more popular with the global market of consumers. So, consider joining the eco-friendly movement.
About the Author :
This article was written by Mark Klosterman who worked at Haiku Design. Since its inception, Haiku Designs has provided the finest collections of modern furniture for home and offices. It offers all kinds of bedroom , living room, dining room, office furniture items and more. Apart from this, Haiku Designs also offers natural bedding, floor covering and other accessories.