Green Product Award – Winner 2015, Category FURNITURE

June 30, 2015

Eco Design


„Organic design“ sofa made exclusively from natural materials.

The Sofa Livia is characterised by its graceful silhouette and flowing contours inspired by shapes in nature. What makes Livia so special, however, is that it is also made exclusively from natural materials. The solid frame is composed of high-quality European beech, then meticulously handupholstered using breathable, flexible materials, such as pure wool, coco, latex and natural latex. The upholstery is then carefully covered with fabric and sewn in place stitch-by-stitch. Simply put, the Livia sofa represents “organic design” in its purest form.

Producer: Grüne Erde

Design: Polka Designstudio




Artichair Biodegradable dining chair made of cardoon thistle and seeds.

The cardoon, also known as the artichoke thistle, is a thistle-like plant native to the western and central Mediterranean region, where it was domesticated in ancient times. With this project, we‘ve developed a new, 100%-biodegradable eco-material and explored possible applications for it within product design. A lounge chair and dining chair were designed to demonstrate the potential of the material for use within the furniture industry. Since the material biodegrades upon disposal, and cardoon seeds compose part of its makeup, it‘s possible that a new cardoon plant will one day grow wherever the products are buried at the end of their useful life.

Company: Schaffenburg

Design: Spyros Kizis


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