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Clean air in the wardobe: Air Cleaning System by Lema

To protect our health and day-to-day well-being from indoor pollution, this wardrobe takes on a new role. It changes from a simple container and becomes an active instrument, a sort of filter capable of purifying the air and contents inside.

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Respet®: when plastic becomes design

The kitchen in recycled plastic: an extraordinary revolution in the world of materials that reduces environmental impact and contributes to the safeguarding of our planet.

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Sacco goes green: pop design icon is 100% eco-friendly

Sacco goes green: from expanded polystyrene (EPS) to bio-plastic beads. To mark the 50th anniversary of the famous armchair, a pop-design icon as well as a symbol of 1968, Zanotta presents the exclusive, numbered, limited edition collection, 100% eco-sustainable.

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Componibili Bio, the sustainable version of Kartell’s bestseller

Fifty years after it was originally designed, Anna Castelli Ferrieri’s iconic Componibili storage cabinet is the first product that Kartell has ever-made with a groundbreaking bioplastic that’s 100% natural.

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Reeded by Vismaravetro, glass design

Distinctively modern, this new type of frosted glass is additionally secure and versatile. The latest addition to Vismaravetro’s extensive collection...

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Acquafit by Fantini, the multisensory shower head

With this extremely practical, multifunctional shower head, you are able to transform an ordinary shower into a paradise of personal wellbeing, complete with water features and a backdrop of lights.

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Re-Wood by Emu, wooden fabric restyles the outdoors

A shell in bamboo-fibre, moulded in metal: Emu’s latest collection presented at the Salone del Mobile 2019 revolves around an innovative wooden fabric...

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Copper, a material that looks towards the future

Ductile, recyclable, elegant as well as antibacterial: copper has endless physical, chemical and mechanical properties and as a result, it’s found in a diverse range of fields...

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Altrock, an eco-innovative version of the Terrazzo tiles

The main aim was to transform traditional Terrazzo tiles into a new, stainable material. With that in mind, the London designer Robin Grasby decided to transform the waste from marble production into Altrock...

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Circle, Guzzini’s sustainable cycle

The inspiration came to the designers Pio and Tito Toso: to upcycle the plastic crates from the Tidy&Store range (that Guzzini manufactures in several colours and sizes), to create a glamorous object that’s entirely sustainable too...