When it comes to eco friendly furniture, one way they can be friednly is be simple. Now, if you look at a normal rocking chair, it consists of many parts. Building a rocking chair is a labour intensive process that involves various methods including bending – something that consumes a lot of energy.
This chair originally built by the famous Danish designer Verner Panton is largely simplified – it’s like a ladder – two large parts and several “steps” to hold them together and prop the matress. Panton was famous during the 60s and 70s with his mind-blowing cosmic furniture design.
Lately, interest in his work has experienced a resurgence; and there is a large worldwide distribution network selling his items. There are several outlets in the UK, a full list of which you can find here. You can also browse their catalogues if you’re ready for a culture-shock!
You don’t normally think about Verner Panton in terms of eco friendly furniture but if you look at the great man’s designs, you can actually see the simplicity behind his design. The majority of Panton’s furniture designs feature a single surface bent and formed in an easthetical shape.