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Why is sustainable furniture a better choice?

Climate change is the defining crisis of our time and it is happening even more quickly than we feared. However, the race isn’t lost yet if everyone can play an active role.

Business as usual isn’t good enough and now requires collective action from all stakeholders before we are all responsible for causing irreversible damage to our ecosystems.

As an office design and build company, we do our utmost to do what we can to reduce our carbon footprint, and the same applies when designing office space. In line with our client’s own sustainable values and vision, in most cases this starts by selecting the most sustainable furniture in the design, that can be recycled and is made from recycled material.

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What is sustainable furniture?

Sustainable furniture is created using material that have minimal negative impact on the environment. In most cases the manufacturing of these products uses: woods or other materials that come from renewable sources, less chemicals that can pollute the environment and local materials that save transportation.

Why is green eco-friendly furniture a better choice?

Not only does eco-friendly furniture cause less damage to the environment during the manufacturing of the process it also makes your workspace safer. When you specify eco-friendly furniture in the majority of cases these are manufactured will no chemicals. It is also deemed a more affordable option in long run as sustainable furniture is intentionally made to be used for extended period, making it more pocket-friendly than traditional furniture.

Examples of our suppliers:

Our suppliers have furniture that is environmentally friendly, and these are some examples of what you can include in your office space today.

Gresham

The VONA chair is made of 60% recycled PP bottles and 40% non-woven textiles. Whilst being made from recycled material, it is still very practical, with the ability to stack them, and are also ergonomic as the felt seating pads allow for comfortable sitting by adapting to your body.

Connection

The Malia chair from Connection is manufactured from SEAQUAL® yarn, derived from post-consumer marine waste and knitted using state-of-the-art, zero-waste manufacturing. It also comes with different spec’s such as Camira fabrics (with options for those manufactured using 100% recycled polyester)

Orangebox

The ARA chair is Europe’s first cradle-to-cradle task chair, meaning that it was made from 98% recyclable content and can also be recycled.

Our other suppliers

As an office design and build company, we also specialise in other aspects of the office – not just furniture, for example we supply everything that is needed in an office, including acoustics, flooring and wall coverings.

Our suppliers for these are as equally concerned about the environment, for example:

Autex acoustics have developed acoustic products that are 100% carbon neutral, as has Interface with its flooring products.

Burmatex flooring contains over 60% recycled materials and is made with 100% renewable electricity.

Interested in achieving a sustainable office design and build? Fill out an enquiry form below, or if you aren’t sure about how much it’ll cost – try our free cost calculator!

Carlie Dunbar

Written on the 23rd May 2024 by

Working behind the scenes, Carlie assists with the purchasing and setting up of new projects and looks after day-to-day tasks within the office.

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