Sustainable products: 100% recyclable and biodegradable nanocellulose fiberboard

Nanocellulose fiberboard is a material developed by multi-disciplinary designer Yunting Lin that’s 100% recyclable and biodegradable. The sustainable product is designed to replace MDF and molded plastic objects. It’s non-toxicity is thanks to a composition of plant fibers (like flax), and naturally fermented nanocellulose. Both are already produced on an industrial scale in Europe and […] Read more

Sustainable furniture: stools with bacteria, sand and urine

Edinburgh College of Art student Peter Trimble has built a ready-made machine for making compostable furniture. Called Dupe, the machine converts sand, urine and bacteria into a new biomaterial similar to concrete. Trimble’s Dupe stools are surprisingly sturdy, and at the end of their lifetime they can be broken up and used as a fertilizer. Trimble’s […] Read more

Steelcase releases 2014 Corporate Sustainability Report

Steelcase releases 2014 Corporate Sustainability Report American professional furniture maker Steelcase released its 2014 Corporate Sustainability Report, which recounts the company’s sustainability promise and the resulting social, environmental and economic global performance indicators. “For us, being a sustainable business means more than just recycling programs and internal footprint reductions,” said Jim Keane, President and Chief […] Read more

A new design classic introduced by Rietveld Originals

When Dutch furniture design brands Spectrum and Rietveld Originals joined forces this summer, they announced they would introduce a number of original designs by Dutch designer Gerrit Rietveld. The first one of these products is the Press Room Chair, which Rietveld designed specifically for the Unesco building in Paris, France. The design was commissioned by the […] Read more

Wilkhahn’s new Environmental Statement

Wilkhahn’s new Environmental Statement. In their new environmental statement, German manufacturer of professional furniture, Wilkhahn, describes an important piece of its corporate philosophy. Because ‘design made in Germany’ embraces a lot more than innovative product design and enduring quality. In the “Consolidated environmental statement 2014-2016”, Wilkhahn talks about its approach to climate protection, social responsibility, […] Read more

Herman Miller announces new ‘Earthright’ strategy

American producer of professional furniture, Herman Miller, announced a new sustainability strategy called Earthright, which will guide the company’s environmental efforts moving forward. The Earthright strategy ‘builds on more than 50 years of environmental learning and commitment to sustainability while sharpening and expanding the company’s goals around the smart use of resources, eco-inspired design, and […] Read more

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