Friday, 09 January 2009

Bleu your mind

Today's post is by our deputy editor, Lauren Shantall.

Bleu Nature is a craft-based business from the north of France, with its tree-hugging credentials firmly in place. The company produces a stylish eco-friendly furniture range made from repurposed wood, and designed by Frank Lefebvre, Bastien Taillard and Laurence Glorieux.

For the past 15 years, Bleu Nature has specialized in using materials like driftwood, flotsam and jetsam, and petrified wood. They've chosen these materials as they are not only sustainable, but won’t deplete any existing resources.





The Bleu Nature team combs the beaches for debris which is then fashioned into a variety of outdoor seating, interior pieces, lighting and dйcor accessories. Take a look at the way they manage to evoke an emotional response by making the most of the imperfect yet beautiful shapes that they find.






Photos : Didier Knoff, Gilles Piat

PS: In South Africa, Bleu Nature's distributor is Dominico. Get in touch with Dominico here.

3 comments:

Anairam said...

I love the white wooden chair with driftwood back - simple yet elegant and functional.

Anonymous said...

see Treecycled Furniture done at http://www.treecycled.com then click new model they made similar things as well...

Chic Provence said...

Well I just love this, thanks for the find! See my chandelier from found sea objects at:

http://chicprovence.blogspot.com/2009/01/elegant-sustainable-pragmatic.html

Hope you like it...it was for Elle Decor sponsored Dining By Design San Francisco

Love this blog!