On the heels of the COP27 convening in Egypt – world leaders arm wrestling about solutions to climate change – it feels timely to dig into the climate impact of the furniture industry. Every sector needs to take responsibility for its part in our climate crisis – and the next step towards change is almost always sizing up the problem. Our problem.
Just a few years ago, we confess, we didn’t give a lot of thought to the interplay of climate and furniture. Now we’ve begun to understand that we, along with every industry, need to rethink everything.
Questions abound, but each one of us - designers, manufacturers, marketers, and retailers; environmental warriors or green novices - can take our feet off the coffee table. What’s your next step?
NEW / NOT NEW
This powerful carbon-reducing approach is not so new.
COURTESY ANDREU WORLD
HOW WE GOT HERE
KEVIN J. BEATY/DENVERITE