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