Our Moore chair is currently the only exception to this as the plywood part of the chair is made at a sawmill in the heart of a European FSC forest. We have chosen to use this method of production because trees go in one end of the facility and the formed plywood seats come out the other, making it a very energy efficient process. In addition, fuel is saved because we are only transporting the weight of the finished component without any waste, as when importing whole sheets of ply. Like everything else we manufacture, the bespoke steel wire frames are made here in Britain where we put the components of the chair together by hand.
But, for us, it’s not just the obvious things that can make a difference to sustainability. We believe that the longevity of a product is probably the most important factor. We not only use as many sustainable materials as we can, but we also make things to last; because considering their durability naturally leads to more sustainable design. In-built obsolescence is anathema to us; wasting both materials and energy.