The History of Furniture: Ecodesign

Ecodesign – Ecodesign can be traced back to the 1920s, in America, when people became somewhat aware of the toll some materials can take on the environment through its popularity did not blossom until the 1960s. Furniture in Ecodesign is increasingly popular in modern days as it uses resources that are quickly grown and replaced such as bamboo, bamboo tables (kitchen tables as well as simple coffee tables) are popular examples of Eco Design furniture used for holding items, without draining Earth‘s resources. 

Eco-friendly furniture - Kaliuda Gallery

Eco-friendly furniture | Source:

Everyone is going green. We recycle our bottles and cans, buy fuel-efficient cars and install those weird swirly light bulbs in our homes. But is there more we can do? Proponents of ecodesign would say yes — a lot more. Ecodesign considers the environmental consequences of a product’s use and its manufacture and disposal.

Ecodesign’s History

The roots of ecodesign can be traced at least to the 1920s when architect and designer Richard Buckminster Fuller drafted plans for structures, cars, and other objects that promoted a wise use of resources. His most famous creation, the geodesic dome, remains an excellent example of lightweight, efficient construction. Today, innovators take the concept of ecodesign to a whole new level, creating lighting, appliances, furniture, and even clothing that don’t drain the Earth’s resources

Is it sustainable?

The goal of ecodesign is sustainability, which simply means that these products are built, used, and discarded in a way that doesn’t pose a significant threat to the environment. You might ask: But in a world addicted to cheap, disposable consumables, how’s that possible?

Well, sustainability is accomplished through the application of three concepts: cyclic, solar, and safe:

“Cyclic” refers to the production of goods from materials that are either compostable or recyclable.

“Solar” means that products are made using renewable sources of energy.

And finally, any byproducts of manufacturing released into the environment should be “safe,” or nontoxic.

Where to Find Ecodesign? 

Ecodesign is everywhere. Inside buildings, eco-designed systems control the temperature, heat the building’s water, and run the lights and appliances with a fraction of the energy required by conventional methods. Bamboo, a fast-growing and abundant woody plant, has begun to replace less sustainable materials like hardwood as a flooring material. Go shopping and you’ll see all kinds of products proclaiming themselves to be “natural,” “eco-friendly,” or “made from 100 percent post-consumer product.” Companies like IKEA produce furniture made from recycled plastic, and other designers are even experimenting with chairs and sofas made from compressed dried grass and leaves! Shoemakers have also gone green, manufacturing footwear from recycled materials like car tires, carpet padding, and paper.

While we’re still a long way from 100 percent, cradle-to-grave sustainability, it’s clear that ecodesign is only going to become more common in the years ahead.

Ecodesign in Kaliuda Gallery Bali 

Kaliuda Gallery is a leading furniture shop and supplier for home decoration in Bali. We are Designers and Manufacturers of Custom Solid Wood Furniture. Our furniture and home decoration are exceptionally well crafted and quality guaranteed. We choose all of our products consciously and fit with our ethos. Everything we supply is made from eco, sustainably sourced, and manufactured timber. Ecological thinking and respect for nature have been in our company vision and mission. Kaliuda Gallery Bali also has recyclable home decor which during the production, meticulous care is taken to ensure that no environmentally harmful waste is generated. We are also trying to recycle the wood waste and sawdust to a more useful material ensuring that no resources are wasted. 

Recycled Coconut Home Decor - Kaliuda Gallery

Recycled Coconut Home Decor | Source: Kaliuda Gallery doc.

Recycled Glass Bottle Home Decor - Kaliuda Gallery

Recycled Glass Bottle Home Decor | Source: Kaliuda Gallery doc.

Shop more of our eco and sustainable decor at Kaliuda Gallery Bali. Sustainable décor means you’re choosing an interior design that incorporates reused, recycled or responsibly sourced items. These pieces can include a variety of colors, patterns, and textures – in every style imaginable. Kaliuda Gallery is your one and only one-stop shopping area to complete your home needs. Shop now. 


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