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Sustainable Luxury: The New Way To Furnish Your Home

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Eco-friendly, ethically-sourced furniture and home accessories is where it is at …

What makes a furniture brand sustainable today? Using reclaimed and sustainably sourced materials, utilising traditional craft techniques, making sure to produce design-led pieces that not only look good but are kind to the planet. Award-winning, Copenhagen-based, architect and design company Norm Architects has collaborated with L Ercolani, a sub-brand of UK furniture maker Ercol, to design a new range of sustainable (democratic in design) furniture. Our favourite piece, the Reprise Chair, combines Ercol’s traditional woodturning and steam bending techniques with a classic Danish design from the 1950s. The end result is a graceful, well-constructed, sustainably-sourced wood chair with spindles for the legs and backrest. Closer to home, Irish design company Bunny & Clyde’s contemporary, design-led nursery furniture is made from sustainably-forested solid wood and birch ply. This is a one-stop-shop for beautifully-crafted, children’s luxury heirloom pieces. Here’s our edit of stylish, eco-friendly designs …

Main featured image: Reprise chair by Norm Architects

NATURALMAT

The Carrick bed, €890, at Naturalmat

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BUNNY & CLYDE

Coco junior day bed, to order, at Bunny & Clyde

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JENNIFER MANNERS

Perugia hand-knotted /re/PURPOSE Recycled rug, £1,854.17stg, at Jennifer Manners

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HOME STREET HOME

Vintage Tavern wood bench, €250, at Home Street Home

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Reclaimed and sustainably sourced materials, utilising traditional craft techniques, making sure to produce design-led pieces that not only look good but are kind to the planet. 

THE TWEED PROJECT

Cream and silver tassel blanket, €390, at The Tweed Project

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KATHRYN DAVEY

Washed linen table runner, €34, at Kathryn Davey

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CONNAUGHT HIDE & WOOL

Sheepskin rug, Connaught Hide & Wool, €100, at Irish Design Shop

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COLIN HARRIS

Phoenix 1 dining table, €975, at Colin Harris

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