Going Green * What is Out there?

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Seminars By Design
Older empty nesters increasingly want to voluntarily downsize, for
sustainability among other reasons. And to their credit, the new,
younger generation of successful people don’t seem to want the huge
homes. They are gravitating toward the smaller, hipper, more
sustainable structures
Green Design?
Standards
Benchmaks
Green design requires a designer to use
recycled products,
Raw materials and the product construction
must meet environmental standards.
This would include the durability of the
product and also how the product would
be disposed of
More than
Indoor Air and
Energy
Efficiency
Green interior design also means less
energy consumption by using
LED lights and energy saver lights
instead of the conventional lighting
As well as, proper insulation of rooms
against heat and cold to use less air
conditioning
And possibly the use of solar power
whenever necessary
BuzziSpace-BuzziSwitch
www.buzzispace.com
Made with recycled
wood waste and PET
bottles, these seat and
panel components leave
the lightest of carbon
footprints.
Hunter Douglas Greenscreen
Revive
recycled polyester
by Hunter Douglas
Livinglass Fresh
100 percent
recycled glass
tiles by
Livinglass
Glass
countertop in
recycled glass
by ThinkGlass
Virosurface
herringbone
high-density
polyethylene in
Rustic Black by
Viro
UV LabCoat
Pre-Finish noVOC option for
hardwood
plywood by
Columbia
Forest Products
Timber Thread,
Forged Fiber,
and Tuscany
Fields
broadloom in
polytrimethylene
terephthalate
by Karastan
The Conflux LED lamp by
TEKNION brings clarity to
desks, floors, and shelves
in a minimal yet technically
sophisticated way
Requiring just 9 watts to
operate the sleek
aluminum fixture casts
fewer shadows and has
less glare than your
average LED
Chairs By Emco
The 111 Navy chair
is an exact replica of
the company's classic
1006 Navy chair
with one major
difference: It's made
of rPET, the recycled
plastic. To be precise,
at least 111 CocaCola bottles are used
for each piece
Spiderweb
partition in
bark skin,
recycled glass,
and resin in
cinnamon by
Livinglass
Sequel tiles in
rubber and
cork by Capri
Cork
Rise barstool in
American
Sinker cypress
and stainless
steel by Edwin
Blue
Poly laminatedplywood wall
panels in natural
low-VOC finish
for demountable
partition systems
by C.W. Keller
Pirouette nylon
carpet in Sea
Glass by
Tandus
Ondina, the Italian
word for "circleMade of 70
percent vinyl, 20
percent recycled
polyester, and 10
percent recycled
vinyl by DesignTex
Organic Matrix
carpet tiles in
nylon in
Elemental Factor
and Structured
Motion by
Bigelow
Mushroom stool
in solid walnut
with
cottonpolyester
-covered seat
by Shimna
Maché Trace in
Stencil, Pulp in
Grass Cloth,
Stencil, and
Encaustic, all
nylon carpet
tiles by
J+J/Invision
Made of equal
parts recycled
glass and
regionally sourced
clay, Earthen Glass
tiles come n large
tile sizes, from 3 by
24 inches to 12 by
24 by Interstyle
DESK SYSTEM
FLOORING
SURFACING MATERIAL
WALL COVERING
EDUCATION ELEMENT
TEXTILE|
PRODUCT Q+A
CONFERENCING ELEMENT
LIGHTING
TABLE
HEALTHCARE ELEMENT
SEATING
KITCHEN+BATH
WALL+DIVIDER
OUTDOOR/CASUAL
FURNITURE
GLASS ELEMENT |
EDITOR'S CHOICE
Top Products
2011
BEST DESK
SYSTEM
Tonic by Watson
www.watsonfurn
iture.com
Is a
freestanding
benching system
whose dynamic
infill components
address
modern,
digitally-driven
workstyles
It is equipped with a
four-circuit/eight-wire
raceway beneath its
center deck allowing
it to house team
screens, storage LED
table lamps and a
support module for
video conferencing
Its collection of
smaller Innovation
Tables with their
own docking
video
conferencing
modules turns
empty spaces into
connective hubs
Surface
materials
include modern
laminates and
sustainable
textiles
Top Sustainable
Products 2012
HM Desk System
M/Flex Monitor Arm
System by
Humanscale
www.humanscale.com
M/Flex is made
with minimal parts,
less material
weight, 52 percent
recycled and 99
percent recyclable
content can support
up to 12 monitors
from 2 posts
Top Sustainable
Products 2012
Honorable
Mention 11
By OFS
www.OFS.com
An expanded
conference
table lineup
ranges from 6 to
20 feet while
offering
flexibility in all
applications.
Eleven’s minimized
mass and material
content is 100
percent recyclable
at end-of-life,
while VOC-free
finishes and
adhesives improve
indoor air quality
Top Sustainable
Products 2012
Flooring
East Meets West
by Durkan
www.durkan.com
The first product
from Durkan’s
collaboration with
artist/illustrator Oren
Sherman, merges
Eastern art with
Western style
Combines dramatic
and playful styling
into oversized
graphic patterns.
By combining
Sherman’s artistic
history with Durkan’s
patterning and color
capabilities, East
Meets West takes the
intricate details of a
mural and transposes
them into hospitality
flooring
Top Sustainable
Products 2012
Honorable Mention
Vivendi Collection
by Mannington
www.mannington.
com/commercial
Top Sustainable
Products 2012
Honorable
Mention
Bio Felt by
Chilewich
chilewich.com/con
tract
A revolutionary new
tile backing system
called BioFelt
Working in
collaboration with the
Velcro Corporation
special connectors
have been
developed to connect
the tiles to each other
and to the floor
This allows for easy
installation on raised
access floors and other
floors where adhesives
would not be allowed
After use the installation
can be removed without
a trace
BioFelt is zero VOC,
and is made with
recycled and
renewable content
l
Top Sustainable
Products 2012
Best Surfacing
Material
Kirei Board by
Kirei
Kireiusa.com
Kirei Board is a
composite panel
manufactured from
reclaimed sorghum
straw, poplar wood
bonding layers and
a water-resistant
no-added
formaldehyde
adhesive
The removal of
stalks from the
waste stream
helps sequester
carbon, making
Kirei Board a
carbon-negative
material
The reclaimed
sorghum stalks
used are a
rapidly
renewable
resource left after
the plant is
harvested
Top Sustainable
Products 2012
HM Surfacing
Material
Concrete Project,
Magma and Bilder
by
Imola Ceramica
www.imolaceramica.com
Top Sustainable
Products 2012
HM Surfacing
Material Intermix
by Architectural
Surfaces
www.archsystems.
com
The veneer is
FSC- or PEFCcertified, and
100 percent
recyclable
Top Sustainable
Products 2012
BEST WALL
COVERING
Eco-Dimensions
Bamboo Wall Panels
from Architectural
Systems
www.archsystems.com
Offer an inspiring
and sustainable
solution for
designers looking
to create a
feature wall,
accent area or
ceiling tile
These lightweight,
flexible panels
are made from
pressed bamboo
pulp
Can be painted
or stained for an
impactful visual
statement
As bamboo is a
rapidly renewable
material, the
product is naturally
eco-friendly
The panels are also
water repellent
and sound
absorbent
Top Sustainable
Products 2012
HM Wallcovering
Xorel Graphic
wallcoverings from
Carnegie
Carnegiefabrics.co
m
Xorel Graphic is
free of PVC,
chlorine,
plasticizers, heavy
metals and Ozonedepleting
chemicals;
It is also Cradle to
Cradle Silver
certified
Top Sustainable
Products 2012
Honorable Mention
Wallcovering
Woodleaf by
Innovations
www.innovationsusa
.com
A non-toxic,
breathable wall
covering made
from renewable
or recyclable
materials. Made
of laser-cut wood
veneer and
metallic paper
Top Sustainable
Products 2012
BEST EDUCATION
ELEMENT
Dewey 6 –Top
Table
www.izzyplus.com
Dewey 6-Top
Table creates a
spur-of-themoment gathering
place for up to
six people in
classrooms
libraries or
student unions.
The table can
stand alone, pair
with the Dewey
27-inch depth
table to build
wing
configurations or
link to other 6Top Tables
Top Sustainable
Products 2012
Honorable
Mention
Education Element
Rulo tables and
chairs from
Versteel
versteel.com
Top Sustainable
Products 2012
Honorable Mention
Education Element
The Puzzle Series
from Sauder
Education
www.saudereducation
.com
The incorporation of
tablet surfaces into
the furniture to
provide durability
and ample
workspace,
While the live seat
deck allows people of
all sizes to sit together
comfortably
Top Sustainable
Products 2012
Best Textile
Sequel
Collection by
CF Stinson
Cfstinson.com
Made from 50 %
recycled solutiondyed nylon, this a
skillful combination
of sustainability,
engineering and
style Green Guard
Certified
Top Sustainable
Products 2012
HM Textiles
Williamsburg
Classics II by
Robert Allen
Robertallendesi
gn.com
Top Sustainable
Products 2012
HM Textiles
GreenScreen
Revive from
Draper
draperinc.com
Is a Cradle to Cradlecertified Silver window
shade fabric that reduces
heat and glare while
offering a remarkably
clean view through to the
outdoors. This PVC-free
fabric is also
GREENGUARD Children &
Schools certified
Top Sustainable
Products 2012
Quality
Haiku By Big Ass
Fans
Haikufan.com
Industry-leading
efficiency a silent
motor tops-in-class
airflow sustainable
materials quality
craftsmanship &
minimalist design
combine to make the
perfect air-moving
machine
Top Sustainable
Products 2012
Quality
Honorable
Mention
CG_1 Table by
Coalesse
coalesse.com
Made using recycled content,
including aluminum. Glass, veneer
and aluminum are all recyclable
and are easy to separate from
each other
Qualifies for BIFMA level 1 Silver
and am SCS Indoor Air Quality
certified
Top Sustainable
Products 2012
Quality
Honorable
Mention 11 by
OFS
ofs.com
Top Sustainable
Products 2012
Conferencing
Technology3
Credenza from
AVTEQ
avteq.net
It can house all of your
equipment in a highly
secure and accessible
location. The integrated
screen mount eliminates
wall mounting, allowing
for easier
reconfiguration of
conferencing spaces
Top Sustainable
Products 2012
HM
Conferencing
Elements Media
by AGATI
agati.com
Agroup seating
solution adapted to
modern technology
Tables support
laptop hook-ups,
while video screens
allow users to switch
between laptops and
accommodate video
conferencing
www.agati.com
Top
Sustainable
Products 2012
HM
Conferencing
Nemo Bar and
Trellis by izzy
The Bar offers a
hub for connection
and collaboration,
while the Trellis
provides a sense of
enclosure and
privacy, along with
options for power
and technology
http://izzyplus.com
Top Sustainable
Products 2012
Lighting Element
Disc LED Task
Light by
Humanscale
Utilizing advanced Thin
Film LED Technology™
Element Disc offers
excellent illumination
and light distribution in
a slender profile with
fingertip adjustability
The lamp contains 62
percent recycled and
96 percent recyclable
content
it also includes an
innovative Passive
Infrared (PIR)
occupancy sensor,
which detects
changes in the human
heat profile and
automatically turns
itself on or off
www.Humanscale.com
Top
Sustainable
Products 2012
HM Lighting
Asteroid
Pendant by
Boyd Lighting
It is lit from within by
four 32-watt fluorescent
lamps Also includes a
single 35-watt MR-11
downlight which
produces 1500 lumens
of task lighting. Each
cone is finished in satin
aluminum with a matte
white interior
www.boydlighting.com
Top Sustainable
Products 2012
HM Lighting
Flex Lighting
System by 3M
www.3M.com
Mix and match 11
slender, lightweight
connectable
components that use
energy-efficient
replaceable LED
sources to create an
exceptionally even
white glow
Top Sustainable
Products 2012
Best Table
Harvest Table by
Allsteel
www.alsteeloffice
.com
The open beam
design provides a
clean, linear
aesthetic but also
answers practical
needs, with easy
access to power
and plenty of
legroom
Top Sustainable
Products 2012
HM Table
Meta Tables by
Arcadia Contract
www.arcadiacontract.com
Inspired by
nature, Meta
tables feature an
intricate
geometric pattern
displayed
beneath ¼-inch
etched glass light
is optional
Top Sustainable
Products 2012
HM Tables Aware
Table by Allsteel
www.allsteeloffice.com
A line of multipurpose
tables suited to a range
of applications, from
training rooms to private
offices. Available in
folding, nesting or fixed
configurations
The line is also
compatible with the
new Interlink IQ
power solution, which
can provide power
for up to eight tables
via a single source
Top Sustainable
Products 2012
Healthcare Element
sleepToo by
Wieland
www.wielandhealth
care.com
Wieland’s sleepToo
sleep sofa
addresses space
constraints within
the patient room by
creating a “virtual
family room” within
a footprint of just
20 square feet
An integrated,
adjustable-height
table provides
flexibility, while
the pneumatically
assisted sleep
surface presents
itself at the push
of a button
Top Sustainable
Products 2012
HM Healthcare
Element Empath
by Nurture
www.Nurture.com
A complete recliner,
designed from the
ground up as an
integrated, holistic
solution that fits
easily into nearly
any healthcare
environment
Considered users
as much as patients
Top Sustainable
Products 2012
HM Healthcare
Element
Modular Walls
by Dirtt
www.dirtt.com
The modular walls
allow designers to
offer customized,
accessible support
for medical gasses
Equipment
plumbing
power/data
handrails
Storage
Audio/visual
systems
Make these
walls ideal for
demanding
healthcare
environments
Antibacterial finishes
and the ability to
design the same
placement of
equipment in every
room
Reduces the
opportunities for
infections and
mistakes
Options such as
DuPont Corian
and Write Away
art tiles allow
for aesthetic
and functional
flexibility
Top Sustainable
Products 2012
Seating
Jumpseat by
Sedia Systems
www.sediasystems.
com
JumpSeat
features a highdesign aesthetic
that is ideal for:
Auditoriums
Theaters
Public assembly
areas
The cantilevered
structure allows
folding to less than
4 inches thick when
not in use, Which
allows for the
maximum amount
of people in the
minimum amount of
space
Top Sustainable
Products 2012
Seating HM
Intima Modular
from Arcadia Contract
www.arcadiacontract.
com
Designed to
enhance
professional and
personal
productivity
Offering privacy
while also helping
to define spaces,
Intima supports
collaborative
gatherings, private
conversations, or
the simple need for
solitude in today’s
open engagement
workspaces.
Top Sustainable
Products 2012
Seating HM
Oyyo Chair
from Junus et
Cie
Its organic form is
molded as a
single piece of
polypropylene
reinforced with
fiberglass legs
are made of satin
anodized
aluminum
Top
Sustainable
Products 2012
Kitchen and
Bath 3 way Tie
Top Sustainable
Products 2012
Kitchen &Bath
Fontaine by GD
Cucine
gdcuchine.com
Combines solid ash,
natural stone, glass
and marble into a
series of clean,
simple lines.
The wood is
available in six
water-based stain
tones, as well as a
special dark finish
Its surfaces are
offered in eight
Corian options, as
well as stone and
marble.
Tall storage units,
vanities, benches &
other accessories
round out the
collection
Top Sustainable
Products 2012
Kitchen &Bath
Paiova Monolith
by Duravit
duravit.us
It is carved out of
a rectangular,
acrylic monobloc,
resulting in a
seamless bathtub
with continuous
lines.
An apron leads
from the tub’s
interior all the way
down to the floor,
removing the need
for paneling .
Offers a variety of
options
Top Sustainable
Products 2012
Kitchen &Bath
Style Moderne
Collection from
Samuel Heath
www.samuelheath.com
Art Deco-inspired
line of bathroom
fixtures, all
manufactured in
solid brass and
offered with a
choice of finishes in
chrome plate,
polished nickel or
antique gold
Top
Sustainable
Products 2012
Best Wall
Divider Breath
by Dirt
www.dirtt.net
Allows for the
incorporation of
plants onto any flat,
vertical building
surface.
The system is easily
scalable and
expandable, from
one panel to a
monolithic wall of
plants
Designers can
use Breathe to
bring nature
indoors and
beautify and
detoxify
interior spaces
Studies confirm
that certain types
of indoor plants
reliably reduce
total VOC loads
by 75 percent, to
below 100 parts
per billion
Top Sustainable
Products 2012
HM Wall +Divider
Ceiling and Wall
Systems –
Armstrong
www.armstrong.co
m/commceilingsna
Offers the ability to
create continuous,
integrated transitions
between ceilings and
walls using standard
components.
The new capability
can be used for 90degree angled or
curved designs
Allows designers to
achieve a desired
look without
compromising key
acoustical or
performance
criteria required in
a space
Top Sustainable
Products 2012 HM
Walls+Dividers
Wave by Loftwall
www.loftwall.com
A freestanding divider
ideal for a range of
working environments.
Inspired by the natural
forms of waves
The visually stimulating
design adds a modern
aesthetic to spaces
It acts as a
filter—the curved
panels dampen
sound and
redirect ambient
light through the
screen’s openings
The frame is
manufactured from
75 percent
recycled content
and the entire
product can be
recycled at the end
of its life
Top
Sustainable
Products 2012
Orbit XXL by
Dedon
Dedon.com
Supersized
version called the
Orbit XXL.
The new version is
25 percent larger
than the original,
measuring 87.5
inches in diameter
Top Sustainable
Products 2012
HM Casual
Echo by Link
Outdoor
linkdesignsolutions.
com
The collection
combines
polished
stainless steel
and plantationgrown teak for
long-lasting
durability
Featurs 16 items,
including dining
tables, dining
chairs, two lounge
chairs, sofa,
cantilever side
and drink tables,
planter, bench
and coffee table
Top Sustainable
Products 2012
HM Casual
Grillage
Outdoor Chair
by Ligne-Roset
www.ligneroset-USA.com
A sheet of
perforated metal
is stretched to
create a mesh,
then folded
origami-style into
the final product
The wire mesh
provides both
comfort and
ergonomics in
an all-metal
piece of
furniture
it may also be
dressed with a
special quilted
covering for added
comfort and a
warmer look
Dining chairs and a
sofa are also
available
Top Sustainable
Products 2012
Glass
Maharam
Collection – Joel
Berman Glass
Studios
jbermanglass.com
The Maharam
Collection makes use
of a flexible
precision digital
printing process to
accurately transfer
the company’s
designs and colors
onto large panels of
glass
That can be used
for building
facades,
backsplashes
and wall dividers
Top Sustainable
Products 2012
HM Glass
KnollTextiles Glass
Collection from
Skyline Design
www.skydesign.co
m
Each pattern is
offered in two
glass techniques:
Eco-etch®, for a
range of
transparencies and
levels of privacy,
or AST™, to add
color and opacity
to glass.
The designs are
offered in
standard glass
sizes and
thicknesses, up to
72 by 144 inches
It is well-suited
for corporate and
healthcare spaces
Top Sustainable
Products 2012
HM Glass Berman
Glass Additions
by Guardian
Industries
Guardianinglass.c
om
These organic, freeform textures are
suited for a wide
range of interior
applications incl:
walls, doors,
shower enclosures,
railings & balustrades
The textured
glass is
translucent,
creating privacy
while inviting in
abundant light
An economical
solution for high
volume projects
Top Sustainable
Products 2012
BEST EDITOR'S
CHOICE
Shift by Think
Fabricate
www.dobanarc
hitecture.com
Shift from Think
Fabricate is a structural
composition of color,
material and form that
also provides great
wall-mounted storage
It can be assembled
into different
configurations to
accommodate various
spaces
From entire walls
(Shift Connect) to
corners (Shift Corner)
and narrow spaces
(Shift 48/36/30)
The design detail:
These cabinets take
the classic edge
profile and give it a
new twist
Top Sustainable
Products 2012
HM Editor’s
Choice Fire
Sculptures by
Elena Colombo
Firefeatures.com
The interior
branch wall,
shown here, is in a
blackened mild
steel surrounded
with stainless
branch insert at 6
ft. wide by 10 ft.
high
Top
Sustainable
Products 2012
HM Editor’s
Choice
Dala by Dedon
dedon.com
The seating,
ottomans and stools
have colorfully
powder-coated
frames of extruded
aluminum mesh
Inspired by the
skilled artisans of
the developing
world
Through the mesh,
weavers thread the
strands of a new
ecological fiber
created from
recycled food-anddrink packaging
mixed with
recyclable
polyethylene
The pieces are
available in 3
colorways and
are extremely
lightweight
• Industry analysts say the sustainable philosophy
is no longer viewed as the province of high-end
sellers like Nike or Herman Miller, the furniture
maker
• The movement can be confusing to navigate
and goes by many monikers — ”cradle to
cradle,” eco-efficiency, life cycle improvement,
closed-loop production
• In its most utopian form, it envisions a world in which
all products are made from natural materials
• Are 100 percent reusable, recyclable or
biodegradable, never ending up in landfill
• At its most pragmatic, it is mainly about cutting costs
by reducing waste,
• selling recyclable components
• reusing byproducts like rubber or plastic to create a new
product.
• For a large company, this can mean millions of dollars in
annual savings.
• When sustainability burst onto the
scene, it was in the responsibility
category, something that a company
should do because it was the right
thing to do
• Now it is equally about saving money
• It’s not about two or three green shoes — it’s
about changing the way our company does
things in general.
• Brought shoes and athletic clothing to market
that incorporate waste from the factory floor
and a less toxic type of rubber
• The company has also reduced its use of
solvents, the toxic glue used to cement soles to
the bottom of shoes
• Herman Miller says that 50 percent of its
revenue now comes from products that are
Cradle to Cradle-compliant, and it is aiming for
100 percent
• Shaw has collected 300 million pounds of used
carpet in the last three years and reused 85
percent of it
• Method, a maker of household cleaning
products, shuns chemicals like ammonia, bleach
and phthalates and maintains a list of earthfriendly ones
• ****When it came to the design of its bottles, the
company stood firm
• Declining to reduce the plastic content beyond a
certain point
• Because it believed that it would make them less
visually attractive
• It’s coming from economics,” said Marc Stoiber, vice
president for green innovation at the Chicago-based
business consultancy Maddock Douglas. “If you look at
the big guys , they embrace green because it’s all
about efficiency.”
• It’s super-easy to find an environmentally friendly dye
that will fade in three washes,” said Jenn Rapp, a
spokeswoman. “But a garment that lasts 20 years is
much more friendly than one that lasts five months
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