August 5, 2022
Umo, a Mono Material Accent Table, Puts Transparency First
Instead of a composite wood such as particleboard and plywood, which are often made with formaldehyde-laden adhesives, the table’s parts are solid wood boards adhered with a water-based glue.
04 BIFMA LEVEL 1
Production meets the first tier of standards set by the LEVEL program of the Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association (BIFMA). LEVEL’s certification system applies prerequisites to a product, such as its impact on the environment, health, and wellness, to designate only “environmentally preferable and socially responsible office furniture.”
05 TOXIN-FREE FINISH
Finishes are clear, water-based seals.
06 DOMESTIC SOURCING
The piece is available only in maple, oak, and walnut, all locally sourced hardwoods.
07 GREENGUARD GOLD
This certifies that the table exceeds indoor air quality standards for chemical emissions, achieving a level low enough for use around children.
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Meet the Firm Building New Amenities for New York’s Underserved Communities
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