You’ll be sitting pretty in this artsy chair from KAA Design Group. The Alkira Lounge Chair is made from wood certified by the Forest Stewardship Council. The woods are then finished with linseed oil, which comes from the seeds of the flax plant and is the same oil used to make linoleum flooring. According to KAA, linseed oil is free of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), so you don’t have to worry about this chair polluting the air in your home.
But what is really ingenious about the Alkira Lounge Chair is the way KAA repurposed leather rope and belts from old sewing machines to create the woven mesh seat and back. Saving materials that would have gone into a landfill and transforming them into a beautiful and functional object — now that’s green design at its best.
Why It’s Green:
- Frame made of FSC-certified wood
- VOC-free linseed oil finishing
- Woven seat and back made from repurposed sewing machine parts
EDITOR’S NOTE: This guest post was written by Aaron Dalton, founder and editor of 1GreenProduct.com, a great blog that reviews green products that are available on the market today in a variety of categories, from a computer printer made of recycled plastic to organic baby clothes. Check it out!