Organic and environmentally-friendly furnishings and accessories may not be new on the design scene, but they’ve come a long way since their humble reemergence in the industry over the past few years. And with scores of new brands along with older heritage ones making eco-conscious furniture look all the more stylish and viable, we’re looking at the best organic furniture brands to consider for your home.
Call it a natural reaction to the rise of fast-furnishings and their ephemeral nature as our clients have also been requesting sustainable furnishings more and more as of late, as the quality can’t be beaten. And since we know that choosing new furniture can be a challenge all on its own, we turned to Décor Aid designers for their takes on the best organic furniture brands based on environmentally-friendly materials and practices used to create their products.
‘Celebrated as one of the best organic furniture retailers online, Inmod has become my go-to for stylish, quality finds that are universally appealing. They use sustainable wood, bamboo, and other environmentally sustainable materials and create a wide range of furnishings for every room in a home. Our clients have been particularly drawn to their bamboo platform bed and their line of children’s furniture.’ – Décor Aid interior designer Lynn N.
‘Stem’s commitment to sustainability and eco-friendly furniture helps me create a healthy home for clients, and I love telling them that all of their pieces are made in the USA with upcycled and organic materials. Plus, they don’t use fire retardants or harsh chemicals, and all of their products are fully customizable and far from granola.’ – Décor Aid interior designer Nicholas G.
‘People often forget about the artisans behind the pieces they acquire and the low wages they are paid to produce furnishings, and I was glad to learn that VivaTerra always pays its employees fair wages. And I like that their pieces are modern with just the right amount of cool allure to make them unique.’ – Décor Aid interior designer Sara S.
ABC Carpet + Home
‘Though it’s not the most affordable, nothing beats the unique finds that you can come across at ABC Carpet + Home. And ask any interior designer what one of the best eco-friendly home and lifestyle brands and retailers is, and they’ll more than likely name drop ABC.’ – Décor Aid interior design Lindsey T.
Anton Doll Holzmanufaktur
‘With a German name that translates to wood maker, expect to find expertly hand-crafted eco-friendly furniture produced by talented local artisans in Germany. The company focuses on sustainable wood treated with chemical-free finishes and treatments, and their aesthetic leans on the clean and timeless spirit of Scandinavian design – ensuring that their future-heirlooms will also never go out of style.’ – Décor Aid interior designer Martha V.
‘Based in my hometown of Seattle, Eco Balanza creates high-end Mid-Century Modern furnishings made with non-toxic materials such as organic cotton and wool, and works with solvent-free, water-based glues, and renewable latex foam to lessen their impact on the environment. They’ve been creating handmade furnishings for over a decade with an emphasis on highly-stylized customizable sofas and chairs that are also perfect for clients with chemical sensitivities.’ Décor Aid interior designer Lara B.
‘I came across organic furniture maker Myakka when I was interning in London and instantly became hooked on their handmade pieces that cover a wide range of design styles, from the eclectic to the minimal. My only wish is that Myakka would start selling stateside!’ – Décor Aid interior designer Liz B.
‘Environment furniture makes functional pieces of art that are the perfect tribute to sustainable living thanks to materials that are reclaimed, recycled, and repurposed or from certified forests.’ – Décor Aid interior designer Mandy M.
Greenington Bamboo Furniture
‘Having grown up in Thailand where bamboo furniture is basically an integral part of everyday life, I’m glad to see the affordable and sustainable material finally gain traction in the US. People don’t often realize that bamboo is stronger than a lot of the strongest hardwoods and I appreciate the variety of distinct styles Greenington provides for my clients.’ – Décor Aid interior designer Man Y.
Etsy Reclaimed Furniture
‘I know Etsy can be quite challenging to shop since there are thousands of new products listed weekly, but as an interior designer I’m always down for the thrill of the hunt and I like that the platform has a reclaimed section. Hone in on what catches your eye and you’ll be sure to score an affordable one-of-a-kind score that’s sustainable to boot.’ – Décor Aid project manager Nicole I.
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