It's easy to find furniture that’s good-looking. And then there’s furniture that stops you dead in your tracks, causes you to do a double-take, makes you drool with envy, and may make you blurt out the question: “Where in the world did you get that?” Furniture like this only comes along so often. Miami-based Project Import Export (PIE)’s eco-friendly furniture, mainly seating solutions, falls into this category. Hand-crafted from natural materials like bamboo, rattan, liana, and water hyacinth, the curvaceous shapes of PIE's show-shoppers are designed to mimic nature itself.


Although PIE furniture falls into the high-end spectrum of things and may not be entirely recession-friendly on the price scale, it never hurts to look, does it? Read up on PIE’s accolades, check out the studio’s blog, and head on over to Supermarket, where several PIE furnishings are newly available for purchase. I’ve pulled up images of a few of my favorite pieces of PIE below for your tasting pleasure. Bon appetit! 


Round Stool; water hyacinth; $250


Sushi Daybed; water hyacinth; $3,500


Spoon Lounge; liana; $1,900


Stomach; rattan; $800

 The Alpha; bamboo veneer with wood frame; $600

Matt Hickman ( @mattyhick ) writes about design, architecture and the intersection between the natural world and the built environment.

Easy as PIE
Forget about cherry, blueberry, and apple. Bamboo, rattan, and water hyacinth are some of the ingredients used by eco-friendly furniture design house PIE.