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Free-Range Furniture

ZiG Bamboo Bookcase

— April 6, 2008 — Eco
Tres funky! Scheduled to be shown at the historical Milanese Gallery on April 16th, Ryan Frank's creation 'ZiG' is a modular display/storage system made from solid bamboo. It's set on caster wheels which allows for ease of movement which in turn allows you to be creative in the way you link these units.

Ryan's collection of 'free-range' furniture makes use of sustainable and salvaged materials and when linked together they create a continuous storage system.

Implications - This project showcases the progressive movement of art in the direction of eco-consciousness. The Memphis brand is rich in its design heritage and well respected, and its decision to commission a designer like Ryan Frank, who prioritizes green design, promises a fruitful future for the art world.
Trend Themes
1. Eco-friendly Furniture - With the increasing demand for green solutions, eco-friendly furniture made of sustainable and salvaged materials will become a popular trend.
2. Modular Storage Systems - Modular storage systems that are easy to move and link together will become popular as they allow for creative and flexible storage solutions.
3. Art and Sustainability - Art and design will focus more on sustainability and eco-consciousness, inspiring the creation of beautiful and environmentally-friendly pieces.
Industry Implications
1. Furniture Manufacturing - Furniture manufacturers can leverage the trend of eco-friendly furniture by incorporating sustainable and salvaged materials in their products.
2. Storage and Organization - Companies specializing in storage and organization solutions can tap into the trend of modular storage systems by designing flexible and versatile products.
3. Art and Design - Art and design industries can adopt the eco-consciousness trend by partnering with green designers and creating sustainable and beautiful pieces that take into account the impact on the environment.
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