Sustainable furniture design

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Think Chair by Steelcase

Sustainable/ Industrial/ Recycled furniture design is an effort to address the environmental impact of furniture products on the environment by considering all aspects of the design and manufacturing process. Design considerations can include using recycled materials in the manufacturing process and using products that can be disassembled and recycled after their useful life. Sustainable furniture design strives to create a closed-loop cycle in which materials and products are perpetually recycled so as to avoid disposal in landfills. The Think Chair by Steelcase is a recent example of sustainable furniture design.


  • McDonough, W. & Braungart M. (2002). Cradle to Cradle: Rethinking the way we make things. New York, NY: North Point Press

External links[edit]

  • [1] MBDC Cradle to Cradle Products
  • [2] EPEA GmbH