Made in Atlanta: Eco-friendly furniture with a rock ‘n’ roll edge
Interior Design Magazine New Products - September 2010
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Joe Manus, Designer of Shiner, is one of the few furniture designers out in the marketplace making innovative and visual stimulating designs.After walking through the High Point Market in NC, and the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) in NY, Shiner stands out as one of the more unique product brands. It is time for a change and a new design revolution and Shiner is one of the forefront leaders in this pack of new innovative design companies.
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Knock-out! Thank you, Joe, keep being your creative genius self.
Shiner, the brainchild of joe manus, was designed entirely by joe himself. At first glance you may not recognize the materials used in the modern lighting and furniture. A closer look and you’ll see that a lot of the lighting is made out of cardboard and styrofoam.
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Another pleasant surprise was stumbling across Shiner an Eco-friendly furniture line based out of Atlanta, GA. The line quality is organic and artistic.
Nice figure. Atlanta-based designer Joe Manus of Shiner International creates his Clover Lamp’s curvy shade from 100% recycled cardboard.
Joe Manus of Shiner, designer of INCREDIBLE furniture made from recycled materials.
When we think of eco-friendly furniture design, we always think of those that lacks elegance and style. However, designer Joe Manus of Shiner was able to incorporate style and environmentalism.
DesignMilk has a fun look at Shiner which is Joe Manus, who created eco-friendly furniture and accessories in Atlanta, Georgia.
His collection is almost hyper-masculine, but it lends itself to a very eclectic and handsome look.
The lighting selection includes some really great looking pieces made using corrugated cardboard which appear to emit a nice warm glow.
Manufacturing almost entirely from others’ waste, owner Joe Manus is proving that U.S. manufacturers can pack a punch without leaving a large footprint.
Whether it’s using recycled materials or woods from carefully managed sustainable forests, Shiner never takes Mother Nature for granted, putting everything to work to almost eliminate waste. The result is a modern and stylish collection that doesn’t compromise on looks or functionality.