Due to the compromised quality, those furniture pieces typically do not last for long meaning that they break down and have to be replaced. Also, the poor quality of materials used in their manufacture prevents such furniture from being properly recycled or upcycled thus filling up landfills and adding to environmental damage.
On the other hand, certain designers and furniture companies are beginning to design for the future and that means being eco-conscious and designing with sustainability in mind. Sustainable and eco-friendly furniture lasts longer making it a better financial choice but their longevity and ease of recycling also reduces waste going into landfills and damaging the environment.
Take a look at three of IDC Home’s furniture designers making use of sustainable processes and products in the manufacture of their furniture and accessories.