House Tipster Industry partner and Maison & Objet Global Trend Ambassador Patti Carpenter spoke exclusively with designer Ben Bloomstein of the Green River Project at the show to hear all about the internationally-inspired company, which was first started in 2017.
In addition to displaying key pieces that represent their brand mission, Bloomstein and Green River Project co-founder Aaron Aujla were also honored among six up-and-coming collectives from the United States during this season’s Rising Talent Awards.
One standout piece on display was Green River Project’s natural tea-dyed raffia and coffee-dyed luan wood chair, which gives us a clue into the designers’ creativity.
“The luan we started using about a year ago. We were looking at some of the Bauhaus guys who came to New England, and specifically the houses they made in Cape Cod, Massachusetts,” Bloomstein said. “They used a lot of luan and this more affordable paneling”
“We started just using it as a material, and then we’ve always wanted to use raffia. We’ve seen photos of raffia cushions before, from way back when, and we’ve always wanted to use it. It just came together for this chair.”
The tea and coffee dyes offer up complementary tones that work well with Green River Project’s earthy signature tobacco-brown furniture feel.
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To hear more from Patti Carpenter’s interview with Ben Bloomstein, and see more of Green River Project’s latest pieces, be sure to catch a recap of House Tipster Industry’s Paris live stream in the video player below.
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