Jun 27, 2011

New from Grain Design

Bound mirror

Hung mirror


What seems like a flurry of new designs coming out of Seattle lately gets a boost from the creative people at Grain Design, based on Bainbridge Island, WA. They debuted three new products--Bound, Hung and Spool at this year's ICFF, and each is now available for purchase through their website.

The Bound mirror is backed by bamboo and felt, and the customizable rim is wrapped in hemp twine. Hung was inspired by designer James' background as a boat builder, and is a waterjet cut mirror threaded with Manila rope. Finally, Spool is a modular base for furniture made from up-cycled paper spools from L.A.'s garment district, the kits are sold in groups of 240 spools and 520 connectors.

This is design you can feel extra-good about--Grain donates 1% to environmental causes as a part of the 1% For The Planet program. Their designs always show how recycled or environmentally friendly materials can be made into useful and well-designed products. Go Grain!

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