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Woodsy Eco-Furnishings

Matteo Thun Made Briccole Venezia with Reclaimed Venice Wood

— January 31, 2010 — Eco
Matteo Thun created the Briccole Venezia collection for RIVA 1920. Design company RIVA 1920 challenged 18 designers to create furniture using reclaimed wood, but not just any reclaimed wood. The wood came from Venice’s waterways, which are a great source of trouble for the romantic Italian city.

The competition was featured at IMM Cologne, and it’s a great sign that Italian designers are getting involved in the effort to reclaim Venice, pun intended. Briccole Venezia was a highlight at the show.
Trend Themes
1. Eco-furnishings - The rise of eco-conscious consumers presents an opportunity for businesses to create sustainable furniture products using reclaimed materials.
2. Reclaimed Wood - Utilizing reclaimed wood from unconventional sources like Venice's waterways can inspire innovative furniture designs and contribute to environmental sustainability.
3. Design Challenges - Organizing design competitions centered around sustainability encourages creativity and fosters collaboration among designers to develop eco-friendly furniture solutions.
Industry Implications
1. Home Furnishings - Home furnishing companies can tap into the growing demand for eco-friendly products and differentiate themselves by offering furniture made from reclaimed materials.
2. Interior Design - Interior designers can incorporate eco-friendly furniture made from reclaimed wood into their projects, aligning with the sustainable design preferences of their clients.
3. Environmental Conservation - The effort to reclaim Venice's waterways presents opportunities for organizations involved in environmental conservation to collaborate with designers and repurpose reclaimed wood for sustainable initiatives.
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