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Junya Ishigama on the cover of the October 2019 issue of Azure Magazine. The Innovators Issue.
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October 2019

The Innovators Issue: Junya Ishigama's genre-busting architecture, Sidewalk Labs and the future of the city, and more!

Roundup The greenest fabrics and rugs 01
Kvadrat’s Waterborn

Waterborn microfibre fabric by Kvadrat

The innovative production process of this sustainable microfibre textile, made sans solvents, involves recycling warm water in a closed system, resulting in less water consumption and carbon dioxide generation than in conventional methods. The slim fabric, a combination of polyester and polyurethane, is smooth and easy to upholster furniture. Patterns can be precisely embossed into its surface, whose palette includes natural tones and contemporary colours. kvadrat.dk

Roundup The greenest fabrics and rugs 02
Ruckstuhl’s Frisian Wouw rug by Claudy Jongstra
Rugs and carpets by Ruckstuhl

Ruckstuhl offers a range of area rugs and carpets made in combinations of coir, linen, pure wool, sisal and hair yarn with natural backings. For more statement-making options, the artist-designed rugs of Edition Ruckstuhl explore techniques such as hand tufting and embroidered typography. In addition to flooring, the company also manufactures acoustic panels in wool felt. ruckstuhl.com

Roundup The greenest fabrics and rugs 03
Conrad shades
Hand-woven window coverings by Conrad Shades

Conrad Shades has been hand-weaving custom Roman fold shades from renewable natural fibres for over 50 years. The collection includes drapery, sliding panels and motorized roll-ups of finely crafted weavings of grasses and reeds in a range of patterns and textures that lightly filter sunlight while preserving outside views, or provide opaque solutions for sun control and privacy. conradshades.com

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Earthshade
Natural window fashions by Earthshade

These shading devices not only use natural materials, but are made with smart production and manufacturing processes. Hand-woven with a heavy cotton based thread, Earthshade’s custom natural fibre coverings, offered with a variety of operating options, have the industry’s only chemical-free hemp-based lining fabric – insulating for savings in winter heating and summer cooling. earthshade.com

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Alternative Flooring
Floor treatments by Alternative Flooring

Luxurious and hardwearing natural wool carpets (Eco collection) by Alternative Flooring are hand-woven on traditional carpet looms. The woollen thread is woven on to a base of cotton and jute and then a cotton backing is secured with a natural latex layer. Likewise, the sustainable natural fibre flooring options, made from sisal, grasses, coir and jute sourced from around the globe, come in a variety of textural weaves and natural hues. alternativeflooring.com

For more, see Azure’s annual Green Building Guide, published in the May issue, a comprehensive reference about the trends, materials and systems that will help you transform any project into a bastion of sustainability.

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