07 August 2023
Creating community in the design industry; How to design for a better future
As designers, makers, engineers, manufacturers and architects we have the power and responsibility to create; harmonious to both people and planet.
Born from a desire to share knowledge and facilitate connected thinking, our Summer series of Table Talks delved into the depth of factors that go into furniture design and manufacturing. In our pursuit of taking positive climate action and supporting the community, these talks gave people the knowledge to make informed decisions in their next project and beyond. Making educated choices when cost plays a significant role, it’s vital to understand how materials, textiles, finishes, mechanics and fillings affect things like comfort, durability, recovering, refinishing, recycling and end of life. Comprehending these crucial elements and different stakeholder interests at each stage is key in spotting greenwash and importantly finding best practice.
Back in the 80’s we knew about climate change, and it seems many took the path of least resistance by offshore manufacturing, value engineering, chasing growth and volume. There was a lack of communication and joined up thinking in our industry between designers, makers, clients and marketers. We’re changing that and will share knowledge to ensure a climate positive future for all.
Creating community in the design industry this Summer, we debated, educated and engaged people to take action. Everyone has the power to Do Net Good, so focussing on adding value to reduce, reuse, and repair before recycling, is our responsibility as designers and citizens.
Here’s 10 tips from our Table Talks to design for a better future:
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