I recently came across this very cool environmentally friendly product for numerous interior design and furniture applications: Coco Tiles. These tiles are from Kirei, a company specializing in environmentally friendly and green building materials.
The Coco Tiles are made from reclaimed coconut shells, low-VOC resins, and sustainably harvested wood backer. And they are simply beautiful; creating texture and movement in a room! They can be used as decorative 12″x12″ tiles or 48″ x48″ panels and both vertically and horizontally.
Although they look very textural, they can be smooth to the touch. The tiles can be ordered as unfilled or filled in with a lacquer to make a polished surface, suitable for wet areas.
About Kirei: “Pronounced ‘Key-ray’, Kirei is the Japanese character signifying ‘beautiful’ or ‘clean’. We have chosen Kirei as the name for our company to reflect our dedication to the principals of
elegant, sustainable design”.
“Our goal is continual introduction of new materials while improving our production and business practices to be as low-impact and sustainable as possible.”
Want to see them locally? Visit Ellie’s Eco Home Store in Boulder, CO.
Beautiful Habitat: Interior Design & Decoration www.beautifulhabitat.com