Interview: HempWood Founder Greg Wilson

A new sustainable design material enters the market with innumerable benefits

A patent-wielding Willy Wonka-like character who whips up sustainable building and design materials from various fibers, Greg Wilson has released details on his latest developments that focus on the dynamic, controversial hemp plant. His creation, HempWood, and its parent company, Fibonacci, are based out of a factory in a former cornfield in West Kentucky. And there, Wilson’s day-to-day workload includes educating consumers and imagining the …

Timmerhuis, Rotterdam

The iconic building reimagined by architects, city government, a construction firm and a car company

The Dutch city of Rotterdam is perhaps the perfect place for an architect who wants to explore what can be done in the field of green housing. Rotterdam—which was bombed heavily during the Second World War—has little architectural heritage to protect. This led to a slew of new, innovative buildings in the city, as architects have more freedom to create and experiment without being bound …

Enrico Marone Cinzano’s Otherworldly Furniture

Sculptural, sustainable pieces for the home inspired by nature

After a groundbreaking presentation at Spazio Rossana Orlandi during this year’s Salone del Mobile, furniture designer Enrico Marone Cinzano met with CH to discuss his signature blend of the natural and reclaimed. Cinzano’s sculptural designs—crafted from both sustainable and found materials—demonstrate his interest in nature, but in many ways, they transcend it. There’s a sense of the familiar set in the face of the unknown …