New York based eco-conscious interior designer, Pepe Calderin, just won four awards from the American Society of Interior Designers for his residential work. See some of the amazing pieces he has chosen for some of his home designs.
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“The Animal Series focuses on creating awareness of the mistreatment we have brought both on the animals and on Mother Earth.” Calderin’s Bear is created from paper and business cards, Pepe Calderin Design (price on request). 7245 NE Fourth Ave., Unit 104, Miami, 305-757-5535
Padma, a classic Moorish star tile pattern from the Moroccan Collection, is hand painted with lead-free glazes on 70 percent recycled glass bottles and waste porcelain from toilets and bathtubs, Fireclay Tile ($35 per tile). Casa Cielo, 135 NE 40th St., Miami, 305-573-4988
“Design comes down to understanding nature and allowing it to design. A great designer understands nature’s design and transforms it into something useful without altering its beauty.” The Canoa eight-foot-tall twin lamps were made from discarded Vietnamese canoes, Artefacto ($2,640 each). 17651 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura, 305-931-9484
“The entire Urban Series is constructed of hundreds of diverse types of recycled material, allowing insight into the history of the fast progression in technology.” The Lotus Tower is made from recycled computer and motor parts on Plexiglas, Pepe Calderin Design (price on request). 7245 NE Fourth Ave., Unit 104, Miami, 305-757-5535
A Pepe Calderin-designed living room on Fisher Island.
“Made out of recycled glass, this piece represents infinity.” The zigzag sculpture is on a metal base,Jalan Jalan Collection ($3,600). Miami Design District, 3921 NE Second Ave., 305-572- 9998
“Great innovated design with natural malacca.” The Rigel outdoor chair uses an eco-friendly frame,Artefacto ($5,700). 17651 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura, 305-931-9484
“Root tables allow nature to create and men to transform.” The Tremont cocktail table is made out of natural teak roots from Indonesia; no trees were cut down to obtain the roots. The table comes with a tempered glass top, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams ($1,870). Miami Design District, 3800 N. Miami Ave., 786-609-9920