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How is it that people arent protesting, and appalled by, the sheer waste that we produce?
When Josiah Peters visited Salone Internazionale del Mobile di Milano (otherwise known as the Milan Furniture Fair) last April, he was amazed by the size of it. The colossal venue, the thousands of exhibitors and the diversity of designs were overwhelmingbut not as overwhelming as the garbage. How is it that people arent protesting, and appalled by, the sheer waste that we produce? says Peters.
Peters, along with Lock and Mortice co-founders Rachel Peters and Ryan Tam, had already made an eco-conscious commitment when it came to designing and manufacturing their solid-wood furniture: they use a natural commercial-grade finish and have a minimal-waste policy in their manufacturing process, with all off-cuts recycled or given to woodshops at local schools. Now, it was time to bring that commitment to the international stage.
So when Vancouver's Interior Design Show rolled around, Lock and Mortice revealed Portal, a zero-waste exhibition. Made of 98-percent recycled FSC-certified honeycomb paperboard, their sustainable displayand the furniture it heldfelt like entering another (greener) dimension. At the show's end, the display was entirely recycled or repurposed. Our goal was not just to showcase our own abilities, but to inspire others, says Peters. This is the design industrywe should be leading the charge when it comes to sustainability.
One of Lock and Mortice's latest ventures is a collaboration with local design shop Provide. The Provide series is a collection of simply sophisticated furniture made from solid white oak, such as the dining table pictured above.
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