Mio Culture: Green Solutions for Small Spaces

Mio Culture: Green Solutions for Small Spaces

Sarah Coffey
Apr 22, 2011

Store History

We've written about Mio's products several times before, but we've haven't focused on the company as a whole and what makes their collection unique. Based out of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Mio has tried hard to create modern, good-looking green products at accessible price points, and they've been able to do so by rethinking the way they use materials.

They've used lightweight recycled cardboard and paper to create architectural room dividers and surface systems, wool felt to make soft-sided lighting, and pre-consumer waste wood to make shelving systems. By elevating humble and recycled materials through design, they're able to keep price points low while maintaining green production processes.

Their products are also particularly well suited to small spaces — the room dividers are modular and can be reconfigured to fit a tight corner, the shelving is stackable, and the tiled surface systems can be cut to fit a wall of any size.

Any first-hand reviews of Mio products? Share them in the comments below.

Naked Line, $280
Nomad Room Divider System, $56 for 24 sheets
Capsule Lights, $75
Ripple Paper Forms, $32
Ripple Paper Forms, $32
Flow Paper Forms, $32
ModuTile, $95
Loop by the Yard, $13
Shroom Light, $79
Bendant Lamp, $175

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