As a pure recycled product, you can find the Vitra Tip Ton RE made of recycled plastic in the pro office store. Designed by Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby, the Vitra Tip Ton chair is ergonomic and stackable. The furniture offers ergonomic sitting; since it is stackable, it is also considered practical and space-saving. In addition, the Tip Ton RE is suitable for the garden or other outdoor area, up to four items are stackable. Its predecessor, the Tip Ton, has always been fully recyclable. The chair was designed for school and weighs only 4.5 kilograms. Items from the Cork Family, such as the Model A, B or C, stool or coffee table, and the Cork Bowl by Jasper Morrison are also made of 100% recycled cork and can be recycled again. Cork is derived from the bark of the cork oak tree. The material is lightweight, strong and difficult to burn. Due to the colors and structures of nature, each piece of furniture and accessory becomes a beautiful unique piece.
Sustainable furniture in the pro office store
Sustainable furniture with style can be found in large numbers in the pro office store. The companies Vitra, USM Haller, Thonet, Fritz Hansen, Knoll and Kartell produce furniture that lasts for decades and rarely breaks. This furniture is sustainable because it is in use for a long time; it can be inherited or sold. Short-term design trends are avoided and high-quality materials are used to ensure longevity. Much of the furniture in the store is considered vintage or retro, and some will achieve antique status; its value can increase. The companies pro office works with also think about the product cycle and the "lifetime" of their products and pay attention to the partial or full recyclability of their chairs and armchairs.
Vitra International AG
Vitra has been certified according to ISO 14001 since 1997, which includes requirements for an environmental management system. Trusted suppliers from Germany and Europe provide the materials. Greenguard Gold certified products increase the quality of life through low pollutants. The Blue Angel stands for the repairability and reusability of parts, easy disassembly and resource-saving use of materials. Many parts are recyclable. For materials such as fiberglass, Vitra offers a take-back program. Vitra is also willing to use unconventional materials; the Wiggle Side Chair by Frank Gehry from furniture series "Easy Edges" is largely made of robust corrugated cardboard. New in the store is the Vitra EVO-C, the chair by designer Jasper Morrison, a graceful cantilever chair that looks like a sculpture and is 100 percent recyclable.
USM U. Schärer Söhne AG
USM was awarded the Cradle to Cradle® certificate for its USM Haller products and the USM Kitos M desk. Cradle to Cradle® design defines objects that can be recycled. The quality of raw materials is maintained over multiple product life cycles; only safe chemicals are used. Cradle to Cradle® refers to high economic efficiency with low environmental impact. With USM Haller furniture you can live and work; furnish your living room or office.
Thonet is also committed to sustainability, including ecological, economic and social sustainability, which its suppliers must also fulfill. As a Gold member, Thonet has been certified to the Green Globe standard for over five years. 95 to 97 percent of the articles are recyclable, and the individual components of the furniture are separable. Processed wood and wood-based materials used are FSC or PEFC certified. Electricity is sourced 100 percent from renewable sources. Thonet has also received awards for Zero Waste Solutions and CO2 compensation.
Fritz Hansen boasts ISO 14001, FSC®, EU Ecolabel and WIND Energy certification. Chrome plating is used to extend the life of metals. The manufacturer uses only recycled aluminum. Durable polyurethane (PUR) paint is used in a closed-loop system that reduces emissions. The adhesives used for the upholstery are water-soluble. Foam is expanded using water; foam waste is 100 percent recycled. Fiberglass-reinforced plastics are made of pure glass; plastic waste is sent for recycling. Particleboard used contains up to 70 percent recycled wood. Up to 30 percent cellulose chips are added to the waste wood. Fritz Hansen's fabric suppliers must ensure that no harmful paints or other chemicals are used.
WALTER KNOLL AG & CO. KG and KNOLL INTERNATIONAL S.P.A.
Knoll also received the coveted ISO 14001 certificate for environmental management systems. Ecological thinking and sustainable action have always been an important part of the company's philosophy. The company produces in a climate-neutral manner and uses natural resources sparingly. At Knoll, longevity through the best design and the high-quality materials used are among the lived values.
Under the motto "Kartell loves the planet", the company is committed to good ideas in the field of sustainability and environmental protection. All raw materials used are recyclable and can be completely reused. For low emission levels and good air quality, Kartell has received GREENGUARD certification. Kartell was the first company in the furniture industry to use biomass as a high-quality material in the molding process and injection molding. The material is biodegradable and has been certified by USDA (United States Department of Agriculture). The first organic object to be offered is the modular container Componibili, designed in 1967 by Kartell's chief designer - Anna Castelli Ferrieri.