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Green Office: C2C Certified Steelcase Answer® Workstation

The Steelcase Answer panel workstation is the first C2C Certified powered workstation for the contract furniture industry. First, Answer uses responsible materials. Workstation components consist of panels, wood work surfaces, overhead storage and floor-based storage. There is absolutely no PVC used in its construction. Second, Cradle to Cradle certification requires product design that contemplates what happens when the product is not longer useful for its intended purpose. There's a focus on being able to recycle or safely compost the materials. Adhesives are eliminated, where possible, and recyclable parts are clearly marked. This is a big deal considering Answer is one of the best selling systems products in the world.
By |November 17th, 2006|Commercial Interiors, Furniture, Modern design|1 Comment

Green Office: The Sustainable Liege Desk

In the last "Green Office" segment here on Jetson Green, I talked about the merits of investing in a Think chair from Steelcase for your office.  Need a desk?  Some of you may shut down purely at the price tag ($2,200), but there’s a price premium for style + sustainability.  You can find the […]

By |October 21st, 2006|Commercial Interiors, Furniture, Modern design|1 Comment

Green Office: Steelcase Think Chair–"the Chair with a Brain + a Conscience"

My first installment to the "Green Office" segment is about the office chair.  I walked into a friend’s downtown office (a lawyer) and he had some beat up, patchy furniture inside.  I asked him what the deal was and he responded that it was all the firm provided.  That gets me, big-time.  For all […]

By |October 6th, 2006|Commercial Interiors, Furniture, Modern design|5 Comments