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.
Nine Female Textile Artists Bring Belgium’s Sober Aesthetic to New York
The Gift to be Simple group exhibition, curated by Li Edelkoort, highlights designers reinterpreting the country’s rich textile history in pared-back, yet poignant, fashion.
Paved With Good Intentions: We Still Can’t Kick the Car Habit
Despite its environmental achievements, the recently passed Inflation Reduction Act substitutes electric vehicles for a more holistic, climate-friendly approach to urban planning and design.
Architecture Eats Itself at the 2022 Tallinn Architecture Biennale
The 6th edition of the biennale explores architecture’s relationship to food as well as cycles of decay and regrowth.