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7 examples of living furniture

By: Bryan Nelson on April 8, 2011, 12:20 p.m.
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When people think of green furniture, they usually imagine furnishings made from sustainably harvested, local materials. For a select few, furniture is truly green only if it's literally green — as in leafy, mossy, still alive and growing. Indeed, the furniture with the lightest environmental impact is furniture that’s alive. To prove that nothing has to die purely for humankind’s comfort, here are nine examples of living furniture. (Text: Bryan Nelson)