October 25, 2022
15 Design Products for Better Indoor Air Quality
A new plain-woven upholstery, designed to complement the Vermont-made Ericson lounge chair, looks like linen but is actually durable upcycled polypropylene yarn certified GREENGUARD Gold.
ROOM & BOARD
Launched four years ago by its husband-and-wife founders, Backdrop makes paints which are Green Wise-certified and low-VOC, along with wallpaper that’s certified GREENGUARD Gold, designed in Los Angeles, and digitally printed in Brooklyn, New York, by its parent company Schumacher. Its paints are certified by the international Coatings Research Group Inc. and Climate Neutral.
These cabinets, including panel doors, carcasses, and sliding mechanisms, are all California Air Resources Board Phase 2 (CARB2)–certified.
Designing a process to weave yarn from leftover wool led to a collection of rugs that celebrate the tonal richness of recycled feedstock—and it’s Climate Neutral–certified.
Stain- and water-resistant without the use of PFAs and fluorocarbons, Supreen is Healthier Hospitals Initiative–compliant, and now available in additional menswear-inspired styles.
This commercial flooring is a bio-based polyurethane that is recyclable, certified Cradle to Cradle Silver, GREENGUARD Gold, and verified Declare LBC–compliant.
Made of 100 percent recycled, postconsumer polyester, this Crypton-treated fabric is also certified GREENGUARD Gold.
This fiberglass building insulation is made with recycled content, rated GREENGUARD Gold, and formaldehyde-free.
Developed by Patricia Urquiola, Cassina, and researchers from Milan Polytechnic, this upholstered headboard features a patented air-filtering fabric that captures pollutants.
Being low-VOC, recyclable, and GREENGUARD Gold distinguishes this scratch-, impact-, and heat-resistant solid surfacing.
Designed by Altherr Désile Park, this versatile collection is also certified SCS Indoor Advantage Gold for air quality.
NATURAL WINDOW COVERINGS
Natural fabrics woven from plant fibers distinguish these artisan sheers by a Colombia-based studio and reduce the risk of VOCs.
WALLQUEST DUPONT WALLCOVERING
Tedlar coating makes this wallcovering easy to wipe clean and protects it against dirt, stains, scuffs, and fading.
RABBIT AIR A3
Certified Asthma and Allergy Friendly by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, this device uses a HEPA filter and six-stage filtration to combat VOCs in up to 1,070 square feet.
Made in the United States, these quartz surfaces are Living Building Challenge–compliant, carry the Declare label and Health Product Declaration, and are certified GREENGUARD Gold.
Three New and Refreshed Museums Mark Valencia’s Status as World Design Capital
While the city’s design scene enjoys its moment in the sun, the Centre del Carme Cultura Contemporánea, Bombas Gens, and CaixaForum aim to cement Valencia as a cultural destination.
At Deutsche Bank’s New York Headquarters, Work Is About More than the Desk
A move uptown was an opportunity for the financial giant and Gensler, its designer, to explore a new, more flexible way of working.
The Ultimate Metropolis 2022 Holiday Gift Guide
Metropolis editors select the best design-minded gifts for this holiday season.