Posts Tagged ‘Cisco Pinedo’
We’ve had a sad looking lounge chair sitting in our living room for what feels like forever. Although I’ve eyed a few other options before, it’s finally time for this thing to go. The reason is not so much that I hate the chair (even though I do). It’s more because the low seat means that when you sit in it, you’re WAY to far away from our sofa to have any sort of conversation with even the nearest person. So why haven’t I replaced it yet? My problem is not that I can’t find what I want, my problem is that I have too many great options and I get cold feet. Yes, it’s true, even designers get indecisive sometimes. But I thought, why make myself crazy when I have all of you lovely readers. So I gathered my top ten eco-friendly lounge chair choices for my apartment, in no particular order. They’re all a bit unique, not too big, not too traditional and totally comfortable. Tell me what you think and vote in the comment section below.
1stdibs is always a go-to for really elegant pieces. Most everything is vintage so you’re good to go (I was going to say green to go, but even I was groaning at that one). Much of what I find and fall in love with is well out of my price range, but I did find this cute chair from Lost City Arts just a few blocks from my apartment. How’s that for local? It would of course need some chic new upholstery fabric to pull the look together, but I’m kinda liking the unique lines of this piece.
I’m absolutely in love with just about every piece from Lawson-Fenning, so I couldn’t help picking two options from them. This is the Rolled Arm Chair. I love the slightly masculine look that’s balanced out with the curvy shape.
I’ve always been a wing chair fan. Maybe there’s something about hiding behind those huge wings that really appeals to me (not that I normally hide behind chairs or anything). This Wing Chair is also from Lawson-Fenning.
This really unique lounge chair comes from Suite New York. It might get a bit too low and thus not solve my low-rider problem, but there’s no shame in looking, right? I’m not a big leather upholstery fan, so of course I would pick a fun eco-friendly fabric to match our decor.
For something a bit more traditional, I also like this upholstered linen chair from VivaTerra. It, unfortunately, only comes in two fabric options so the Java would be my choice. And I’d add a few colorful accent pillows to spice it up a bit.
As always, the furniture from the New Traditionalists is elegant with a slightly irreverent edge. I love this tailored take on a traditional barrel chair. And the added strap detail at the bottom is quite chic. Why let handbags have all the fun?
Don’t let the clean lines fool you, the Todhunter Club Chair from Q Collection is totally chic. It would be the perfect contrast to the much more ornate Hepplewhite style dining chairs that are next to my lounge chair’s future home.
And last but absolutely not least are these fixer-uppers from Chairloom. Although the crushed olive green velvet definitely needs to go, I love the lines and the raw potential of these two chairs. I might not end up with these exact chairs, but I’m definitely leaning toward buying something from this awesome company just because I love what they stand for. The wonderful people at Chairloom scour markets and dealers’ inventories to find interesting chairs that just need a little bit of love to turn them into the beauties they were meant to be. Take a look at their gallery of sold chairs for a bit of inspiration.
So there you have it, my top ten eco-friendly lounge chair choices! What do you think? Which one is your favorite? Vote in the comments section below and as soon as I get my indecisive butt in gear and purchase something, I’ll reveal my final choice!
If you saw last week’s post about Cisco Pinedo’s gorgeous home in California, you’ll know that I’m a huge fan of his company, Cisco Home. Their furniture is not only well made and stylish, it’s also eco-friendly! So when I saw that one of the furnished model units at the W Hollywood Residences was done in partnership with Cisco Home, you can probably guess that I got pretty excited about it.
The whole project is a mixed use building comprising hotel rooms, residences, a restaurant, spa and many other facilities, all operated by the W. But what’s even more impressive than the legendary first class service from this hotel chain are the eco creds. The whole building is slated to received LEED Silver for environmental initiatives including: energy & water efficiency, proximity to mass transit, use of local & green materials and more. In order to show off their commitment to sustainability, W has turned one of the seven model units into an inspiring example of stylish eco-friendly living, designed by econnect grp. and Kelly Van Patter. I’m loving the mix of luxurious materials and furnishings with bold modern touches – true W style. Enjoy!
Such a nice color scheme. I’m loving the mix of cool & warm tones.
Hello balcony! How I wish I had thee… (although c’mon if you’re selling this unit, wait for a nicer day to take the picture. Or is that smog on the horizon? Hmm, looks like someone needs some photoshop help.)
Such a bold red wall against the distressed wood.
I am LOVING those wood hooks. If anyone knows where I can find these, let me know!
Photos from W Hollywood Eco Residences
One of the first posts I wrote on Pretty Little Green Things was about Cisco Brothers. They’re definitely one of my go-to resources not just for eco-friendly furniture, but for beautiful and stylish pieces as well. So you can probably guess that the home of Cisco Pinedo, founder of Cisco Brothers, is just as gorgeous as his inventory. It was featured quite a while ago in Sunset Magazine, but I figured it’s never too late to bring out a chic interior. What I love the most about the Pinedo house is the airy feeling achieved through open spaces, easy transitions and a neutral color scheme. You can tell this is a home where the entire family can gather and enjoy being together.
The gorgeous kitchen is made with recycled granite counters and unfinished wood (maybe left over from their workshops?). This is definitely a kitchen I could cook in!
Two pictures of the bathroom from slightly different angles so you can get a sense of the whole room. I like the shape of that large shower, which is covered with petrafied wood. And I’m loving the modern sinks against the natural wood.
The shape of the pool structure is really interesting and unique. I could definitely hang out here! I’m just wondering what kind of pool they have.
Here you can see how that pool structure is situated in relation to the house. I really like how they’ve used white and warm toned woods to make the entire property feel seamless. Now if I could just get an invitation to see it in person!
Photos from Sunset Magazine & LA Times
The last company I’ll be showing you in this series of beautiful, sustainable and long lasting furniture is Cisco Brothers. Based in LA, Cisco Brothers was founded by Cisco Pinedo, a furniture designer with an impressive commitment to quality and to the environment. In fact, he has been making furniture for 20 years now and was the first to create 100% sustainable furniture furniture. Here’s how: wood furniture and frames are FSC certified (Forest Stewardship Council), adhesives are water based, and there are a variety of green cushion options including natural latex, down, feather or soy-based foams. Upholstered items are made with natural and organic fabrics (which as I’ll describe in later posts, are not the same). In addition, in an industry where many factories have been moved to China, Cisco Brothers furniture is proudly made in California. For those of you who live in New York like me, fortunately you can find his beautiful furniture at ABC Home.
What I love about this furniture is its casual elegance. Each piece is totally understated but the clean lines and unique design touches mean that they’ll be pieces you’ll love forever.
Since it would take pages for me to post every single piece of beautiful piece of furniture they make, you’ll have to jump to their website to take a look. But I will leave you with a few shots of the interior of their showroom and some of their newer introductions. Enjoy!
Here’s a great view of their High Point Showroom. You can see how big it is and how many different pieces of furniture they have. I’ll be following up with a post on Cisco Pinedo’s house in later posts. Suffice it to say, that his home is just as beautiful as his furniture.
Photos from Cisco Brothers