Human kind is having a devastating affect on our planets ecology. Ecosystems across the planet are under pressure, climate patterns are changing and species extinction is accelerating. We need to be careful with what we have left, so that it lasts for future generations. If we spend our ecological capital now there will be nothing left.
We are committed to the notion of sustainability through quality. Antique furniture is a good example of this. Furniture can last a lifetime, or many lifetimes. Quality is the key – quality in design, quality in manufacture, quality in materials, and quality in care.
By taking time to think about the items we design we aim to minimise the impact of our furniture, where possible using natural materials and processes, leaving a delicate footprint.
Working with manufacturers, we question material selection and manufacturing processes, investigating alternatives that may lead to better ecological outcomes. In this we consider not just sustainability but look to wider environmental impacts including carbon footprint, and total energy input.
Together we can make sure there is a life worth living for generations to come.
You can also read my talk "What is sustainable Design" at EcoBuild 2012.