#9 U.R Carbon Neutral™ Table System
I’ve posted about a number of products already but this last one really caught my eye and I just couldn’t pass it up. U.R Carbon Neutral is a table system by Sydney based product designers Thinking Ergonomics.
It is a highly flexbile and versatile ‘family’ of table products for use in any commercial environment. It has been designed for disassembly, ready for recycling and as the name suggests is a carbon neutral product.
The GECA certified range provides a variety of tables all featuring tilt-top stacking for workplaces that require flexibility and temporary desking. Lockable soft tread castors and table linking mechanisms are standard features throughout the range. Optional mesh modest panels are available when more privacy is required.
I love this company’s approach to sustainable product development. They say ”it’s not just about offsetting carbon emissions, it’s about minimizing our environmental impact, training staff on how to become more environmentally aware, and monitoring and measuring the environmental impacts with the final step to purchase certified carbon credits that are registered under the Kyoto Protocol to offset carbon emissions created from Thinking Ergonomix’s operations.”
Their manufacturing facility, office and showroom are certified AS/NZS ISO14001:2004 environmental management systems and they pride themselves on constantly striving to do the most they can in manage their environmental footprint and improve.
“Sustainability is embedded throughout the company’s culture with all members of the Thinking Ergonomix team playing a role in addressing environmental issues. We are constantly striving for continual improvement to reduce energy, emissions, waste and to comply with or exceed any environmental legislation.”
The prospect of a carbon neutral furniture system is something I had completely overlooked in the past and before reading about this range hadn’t even considered it as a possibly. However now it seems like the most simple and obvious thing. It would be great to see these tables used throughout a large scale fit out.