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Droog Explodes Green In Contemporary Lighting

Reusable and recyclable items turn into glowing works of art when presented by designer Tejo Remy. Brilliantly displayed by Droog, a Dutch based company known for its use of industrial and recycled materials, simplicity reins supreme in the whimsical and productive use of everyday items for the theme of modern lighting.

Remy’s Milk Bottle light is reminiscent of the Dutch 50s when a case of milkbottles were delivered to homes. Plastic reusable shades provide the right amount of soothing light for hanging in a home or use for display in today’s museums. A symmetrical grouping of twelve or singularly, this uncanny light can be used overhead or inches from the floor. Also popular in restaurants and commercial buildings, the creative expertise of old and new come together to form a delightful change.

Fifteen year old Droog has been making a difference with green innovative products in style and purpose and was once again a popular choice at this year’s ‘A Touch of Green’, held in Milan. A company demanding a change without compromising style, Droog is based in Amsterdam but has independent designers as well as clients all over the world.

Droog regularly taps the talent of young designers including Rody Graumans. Selected for inclusion in Droog’s first design collection, Graumans’ 85 Lamps Chandelier was also chosen for the permanent collection of The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Comprised of 15-watt bulbs and a bundle of black cords and sockets, this stunning display of light is used in many museums. Never could one imagine that simple discards could be arranged in such a graceful way. Less and more, the entire unit only weighs fifty-five pounds.

Creative in everything he touches, Arian Brekveld, designer, has a background in environmental and industrial projects and brings to Droog the Soft Hanging Lamp. By utilizing the old fashioned PVC drip method, he molds the traditional lamp into a soft, flexible globe for safety and beauty. Hanging blissfully from a matching cord, the plastics mesh as one to present a binded marriage and to make one wonder, ‘how do they do that’?

Illuminating the way into a green future with astounding new talent makes Droog a leader in modern lighting. Having the foresight since 1993 to see a need for change, they are far ahead of many designers in preserving our world with beauty and style.

A Basic Introduction to Innovative Contemporary Multi Fuel Stoves

The popularity of stoves in the home has grown steadily in recent times, largely due to the combined issues of aesthetics within creating a wonderful ambiance in the home, and also the functionality of providing an excellent source of heating during the cold winter months. If you take a look at the contemporary stoves available then you will find that nowadays the place of wood burning stoves is replaced by latest multi fuel stoves.

Multi fuel stoves are fast becoming the new trend. With Gas and Electric prices’ shooting up, these stoves are now new alternative source of heat. There are many makes and models of such stoves in this fast and competitive market. These stoves have become very popular in the last few years because of their ability to burn a number of different types of fuel very efficiently, without emitting enormous amounts of smoke and “dirty air”. These new stoves of today are able to burn smokeless coal, wood and peat and due to the fact that wood-burning stoves, coal burning stoves and peat burning stoves are now more efficient than ever before and this allows a constant higher temperature to be maintained, thereby increasing the efficiency of the stove.

Various stove manufacturers have anticipated the requirement of homeowners to utilize the substitute fuel sources; therefore the market is presently flooded with a huge variety of contemporary stoves. Unsurprisingly, these stoves are extraordinarily cost-effective since the householder is no more restrained to make use of fossil fuels, like petroleum or gas, but use other alternatives. In the wake of the low value of the materials that are employed in the manufacturing of the environmentally-friendly combustible materials, there is nothing to be surprised that incorporating a multi fuel stove into the house comes as a boon for everybody.

In the second place, multi fuel stoves are poles apart when compared with traditional chimneys and fossil fuels we were habituated to use. A substantial amount of heat that was generated in the old hearths got lost by means of the chimney, while the tightly enclosed stoves prevent the heat inside and circulate it throughout the house. Therefore, your savings will go up considerably as you will not lose heat any more and the dwelling will continue to be warm for a lengthy time period. Nevertheless, the major reason why the makers have brought in the multi fuel stoves based on alternative fuel sources apart from the oil or gas is their concern for the environment. In reality, there are plenty of products that are resolutely devised to function with these stoves properly, so as to bring down pollution and adverse climate changes.

Aside from a wide array of combustible materials, multi-fuel stoves are also available in many different designs. So, the homeowner can always choose one in accordance with the room decor. You may make the decor of your living room perfect with contemporary stoves and relish the flames through the stove windows that you adore the most.