Ethical design brand Mater has launched a chair with a woven rattan seat inspired by Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius , and a stool featuring a seat made from recycled materials, both designed by architect Eva Karlou. The Earth Stool and the He and She dining chairs are manufactured by the Copenhagen-based brand , and designed by Karlou, who is CEO and co-founder of interior design practice Earth Studio . Earth Studio is a partnership between Karlou and Mater, with its offices located next to the Mater Earth Gallery, a shared concept store and showroom in Copenhagen’s Nordvest district. In addition to its sustainably focused interiors projects, Earth Studio develops furniture, lighting and products that are manufactured by Mater using working methods that support people, local craft traditions and the environment. The philosophies that guide both brands are evident in the latest designs, which use recycled or sustainably sourced materials to create products with a distinctly Scandinavian aesthetic. The Earth stools feature a simple frame made from bent steel-tubing that supports a seat produced from either recycled plastic-packaging waste or FSC-certified oak. According to the manufacturer, Karlou designed the stool as a reinvention of a classic bar stool that offers […]

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