By Lydia TF, Interior Designer
After you find yourself selecting all the eco construction material possible for your building, don’t forget that you can use furniture and lighting that come from recycled sources as well! Many innovative designers have experimented with recycled construction materials as well as consumer materials that can be reused with a new function. Not only are recycled construction materials important, but you must also take into account materials developed that are produced by using renewable sources. Many materials in the market have been specifically engineered and designed to use renewable raw materials so that we are able to keep our environment protected.
With this very brief look at some materials that might be available to you, it is obvious that people are working to the same concept; reusing and recycling. My past few articles have emphasized recycled products that have made it possible to keep any potentially useful materials around, but also to combine them and make it better. Thousands more products such as this exist and more solutions can be found very creatively with the exploration of products that are found at home. There are many innovative materials and technologies being explored, but Asia is not a very big market for such materials. It is key to be very respective of renewable sources and to find a way to study and develop them into accessible and user friendly materials. These renewable materials are being used to sustain the environment and using resources that regenerate rapidly so that crucial materials do not go scarce.
Sheetal Chailertborisuth is a former student of Accademia Italiana Bangkok in interior and product design.
She is currently working at Fenn Designers as the Marketing and PR. Coordinator, as an Interior and Product Designer focusing on the business development side in the world of design.
Fenn is a full service design practice dedicated to Master Planning Architecture and interior design. http://www.fenndesigners.com/