Furniture

Aquaclean textiles are treated with a permanent disinfectant

Aquaclean offers upholstery fabrics treated with a permanent disinfectant which keeps bacteria and dust mites at bay. Think of it as a hygienic shield

Big Husk chair by Patricia Urquiola for B+B Italia, from Chaplins

One that you can spend an evening in watching the TV without ending up with neck or backache; one that is not too hard or too doughy? It's a subjective business of course, but here are some chairs we think are a pleasure to sit in - and they're eco-friendly of course

The Cunningham foldable chair from Dvelas

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

Jasper Morrison cork table for Vitra

Cork's long been associated with bottle stops and dull flooring. Not any more: it's the eco-friendly, design-friendly material designers can't get enough of for furniture, homewares and decorative accessories

Furniture made from reclaimed wood is warm, characterful and has a history behind it. And while it's associated with the rustic country look, reclaimed timber works well in contemporary interiors too because it can soften hard materials such as glass or stainless steel

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?

Concept kitchen by German brand Naber is easy to assemble and disassemble without tools

We Brits have some of the smallest homes in the EU, as builders and developers give us tiny rooms, invariably with no built-in storage. And as buying property remains unaffordable for many so we're going back to being a nation of renters. In which case don't deny yourself good furniture, just make sure it's easy to pack up and take with you when you move.

Lomi sofa from Bolia

Happy birthday to Bolia, which turns 20 this year. For 21st century style with a mid- century modern vibe and terrific eco credentials, it's hard to find a better furniture brand

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...

Alexandre Caldas with the his new take on the '50s Goncalo chair

AROUNDtheTREE is a Portuguese furniture company that is combining wood and cork to produce a range of stunning chairs

The company has opened its first UK store

Fistral beach is a paradise for surfers

Cornwall's coolest furniture maker has worked on one of the county's most popular beach hotels

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