Metropolis Magazine - Metropolis Magazine July 2004
Lacking sources for well-designed sustainable furniture, two men launched a business making their own.
This year’s crop of products from the contract market.
The longtime Chicago mayor has vowed to make his city the greenest in the nation.
A Canadian firm’s material experiments produce flexible living spaces.
Where did all these ideas come from?
For their Q Collection line of chairs, tables, and sofas, Jesse Johnson and Anthony Cochran rigorously scrutinize the environmental properties of the materials, dyes, and processes they employ. But their sustainable furniture isn’t meant for the granola set: the pieces are designed for the high-end market. In this MetropolisMag.com Web exclusive, the pair discuss their methods, their customers, and why…
With Think, Steelcase creates a comprehensive environmental strategy that reconfigures all aspects of the manufacturing process—from the chair’s initial conception to its eventual disassembly.