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KI Introduces CARBON-NEGATIVE chair

American professional furniture maker KI introduced the world’s first carbon-negative chair at the U.S. Greenbuild 2013 trade fair. The chair is made with AirCarbon™—a revolutionary, paradigm-shifting thermoplastic developed by California-based Newlight Technologies. Newlight’s patented manufacturing technology captures carbon that would otherwise be in the air and converts it into AirCarbon. KI will be the exclusive […] Read more

Haworth will source 100 percent of its wood from sustainably managed forests

American professional furniture maker Haworth announced its goal to source 100 percent of the wood used in Haworth casegoods, systems, tables and storage products, globally, from sustainably managed forests by the end of 2015. “As we continue our sustainability journey, we are committed to reducing the impact our manufacture and design process has on the […] Read more

Next Life: Nepalese trashed silk into funky furniture

Fabric waste becomes an end material for handcrafted furniture by Istanbul-based designer Meb-Rure. Featuring a chair and ottoman, this fun and funky furniture duo is made of oak and recycled silk reclaimed from Nepal. The production of these bright and bold pieces of ‘Recycled Silk’ furniture also provides work opportunities for unemployed women from Nepal […] Read more

Next Life: PET-bottles into playful acoustics

When in 2007, Belgian BuzziSpace founder Steve Symons realized he was creating working spaces with only hard surfaces with his partitioning company Tecnospace, he started looking for acoustic solutions. When he couldn’t find a single-source sustainable solution for all the different dimensions of acoustics, he asked designer Sas Adriaenssens to find the ultimate material for […] Read more

KI earns indoor air quality certification for furniture products

A majority of American manufacturer KI‘s line of furniture products, including moveable walls, desk and panel systems, storage, tables, and seating have received the Indoor Advantage Gold certification for indoor air quality, issued by SCS Global Services. The accreditation makes these KI products eligible for LEED credits and other international green building rating systems. “As […] Read more

New Product Category Rule PCR for office storage products

Global public health organisation NSF International, and the Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association BIFMA have released a new Product Category Rule PCR for office storage products that will help managers and specifiers meet green procurement goals and green building rating systems such as LEED. The PCR defines the science-based and internationally recognized method for […] Read more

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