January 19, 2011

Yube Cubes: Modular Furniture Made From Sugarcane

A while back I featured some customizable shelves made from recycled paper. Here's another green option for modular furniture fans: Yube Cubes. The Yube Cube system consists of panels that snap into place to create shelves, tables, and desks. The panels may be painted to complement your own decor, and the company also sells decorative doors and accessories like feet, shelves, and drawers.

The components include panels made of sugarcane waste fibers; frames made of Woodlite, a proprietary compound of plastic and bamboo; and corner locks made of pressed steel. According to the company, "Woodlite utilizes 20%-30% less non-renewable resources than similarly molded products." The sugarcane panels are biodegradable and compostable, while the Woodlite frames are recyclable with #5 plastic (polypropolene).

To learn more, visit yubecube.com.

[via Jetson Green]

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