Furniture

Fistral beach is a paradise for surfers

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

Extendable table from Modish Living

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

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

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

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...

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

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