International design houses are making a big effort to create sustainable, eco-conscious and socially responsible furniture for homes, offices and public spaces. Using recycled and recyclable materials and collaborating with crafts people using socially responsible methods of production, they are able to offer you great design and keep waste out of the landfill.
"Imagine," says Philippe Starck, "a guy takes a humble broom and starts to clean the workshop and with this dust he makes new magic. That's why we call it the Broom Chair."
Philippe Starck and Emeco came together to create a new chair that is reclaimed, re-purposed, and recyclable – and designed to last. The chair is made from 75% waste polypropylene and 15% reclaimed wood that would normally be swept into the trash.
Mater - Latin for mother - is a Danish design brand recognized and applauded as a global pioneer in creating sustainable, eco-conscious, socially responsible design.
Handcrafted in recycled aluminum with a black Italian leather seat, these pieces are crafted in a small Indian workshop. The raw material is from old car components and other aluminum waste that is collected through the program SUSBIZ India, an organization that integrates socially and environmentally responsible business conduct with strategic business development.
Emeco 111 Navy Chair - “We’ve turned something many people throw away into something you want and keep for long, long time.”
Coca-Cola and Emeco collaborated to solve an environmental problem: up-cycling consumer waste into a sustainable, timeless, classic chair. Made of 111 recycled PET bottles, the 111 Navy Chair is a story of innovation. The Navy Chair is a successful solution to a problem using environmentally sound structural materials.
Herman Miller's iconic essential - the Aeron Chair - even if its black, its green! Aeron Chairs are comprised of 56% recycled materials and are 94% recyclable.
Using Aeron Chairs in commercial settings may contribute to LEED credits due to its returnable/reusable packaging, durability, pre-consumer recycled content, and post-consumer content. Depending on location, Aeron also may contribute to a LEED Regional Materials credit.