Furniture

livorno living storage bench from Lidl

The low cost supermarket chain launches a new range of Scandi-style furniture. With some solid wood pieces, it's good looking and perfect for folks setting up home on a limited budget

The Cunningham foldable chair from Dvelas

Take an old sail and turn it into fabulous contemporary outdoor furniture

Emma mattresses

Mattress ads are everywhere..and many of us are rejoicing that the mattress has gone from unwieldy monster to being delivered in a box, ready to unroll and voilá. But mattresses at the end of their lives invariably get dumped in landfill, so what are manufacturers of this new breed doing to lessen their products' environmental impact?

A fantastic table..the oak Branch table by Blu Dot, from £1,395 at Heal's

A table is a key piece of furniture needed for a civilised life ...along with a bed and a chair. There's no shortage of good design in eco-friendly materials, but here are a few we particularly like across the price spectrum

Revive family dining table

If manicured perfection isn't for you and you prefer your wood to look like wood and have a story to tell, then Revive furniture is for you. The team combines wood with plant-based resin to make strikingly beautiful tables

Bookends from Tom Dixon's new Swirl collection

The renowned designer has produced Swirl, a new range of accessories made from recycled marble dust; while he continues his collaboration with a certain Swedish homewares giant. Ok, yes, you're right, it's Ikea

Compact and versatile FSC birch ply Bookie bookshelf by Louise Christie

While many countries are making huge efforts to protect their woodlands, not all wood is from managed forests. So do due diligence and don't buy wooden products from makers or retailers who can't vouch for the wood's sustainability

A table should be a once in a lifetime purchase

A table, a bed, a chair... everyone needs these pieces of furniture says Mark Godsell-Fletcher, founder of the popular independent reclaimed wood furniture company Eat Sleep Live

Tangier range from Weaver Green is made from recycled PET plastic

We are making progress when it comes to recycling plastics, with more designers using recycled plastic to make attractive products for home and garden, says Kay Hill.

totem by Modern Wire

Short of space but you really need a desk and shelving? The slim and stylish Totem rides to the rescue..and hey, no tools needed to put it together

Handmade Dartmouth mattress from Cottonsafe Natural Mattress in Devon uses no FR chemicals

A good bed is a major investment, so choose one made from quality natural materials that are sustainable, long-lasting, won't off-gas and can be recycled. And watch out for noxious fire retardant chemicals...

Trade Furniture Company sells reclaimed wood furniture with elegance

The days of sustainable furniture meaning essentially graceless blocks of rough reclaimed timber are long gone. Tony Clark of Trade Furniture Company says these days sustainability and style go hand in hand

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