Ecopalm coconut palm wood.

Last week I met Ecopalm at the Surface Design Show in Islington, They make floorboards from coconut palm trees, the wood comes from the actual trunk and is just cut straight into planks of solid palm wood. It could also be used for cladding walls and making furniture.       This sample is cut

“Flexi Straw” experimental Eco Fitted Furniture made of Straw.

It is not every day that you see fitted furniture made of Straw. In reality, it is likely you have never heard of fitted furniture made of straw, let alone seen any. I never saw or heard of one until I designed Flexi Straw for my company, Custom Carpentry in the UK. You might think

Organic Banana Veneer

I met Marco Cassin. He is the founder and one of the directors of Beleaf along with his father and someone else.They are based in Monaco. Marco found a way to make a veneer from a waste by product of the Organic banana industry. The veneer uses the core of the banana plant which is

The things that shaped me (pt 2) My first 13 years.

  If you read part one of my first thirteen years you will know that i love food and have a deep love for nature and what things she can teach us. As well as the food in our garden, the cherrys and apples and pears in our field, the bees that gave

The things that shaped me (pt 1) My first 13 years.

My first 13 years in Belgium I was born in the UK, in London, Paddington on the 2nd Janurary 1976. Gosh that makes me feel emotional...  There is a strange sensation you get when you right certain things down... When I was a few months old i moved to Belgium with my parents and sister

The Milo table, Tristan Titeux’s first baby from the “Milo” series.

Milo is a small coffee or bedside table made of recycled waste off cut wood material and unwanted old fitted furniture pulled out of peoples houses. In 2011, after deciding to follow my passion and do something for our planet I started looking closer at how we use materials. I came up with a design