A terrific example of Danish design

Danish design… Are you a fan of it? I know lots of people love Scandinavian design in general, and Danish design in particular, and I have to say that I completely understand why. There are so many beautiful things coming from Danish designers, and today I found a new favourite among them.

The candle holders above are produced by a Danish design studio named KiBiSi, and they are meant to reflect the traditional shapes of old time candle holders and candelabras. They are produced for a brand named Menu, which by the way have many beautiful items in store.

I’m a huge fan of eco-design, and that’s one of the reasons that I love these candle holders. They are made of natural material, has a natural look, and they will last for decades. Couldn’t be much better, or what do you think?

What’s the weather like over at your place by the way? Over here it’s still cold, and we even had some snow a couple of days ago. Not exactly the spring signs I was hoping for, but it has to be there, around the corner… Don’t you think?

 

Cool and eco-friendly sofa by Cate & Nelson

As I’ve told you before I’m very proud to work for a company that cares about the environment and takes its responsibility by producing signs that lasts for many decades. I’m not only a fan of our work though, I’m happy to give other responsible companies and designers credit for their contribution to a healthy environment as well, and a big smile appeared on my face earlier when I found this really cool sofa. It’s fabulous, don’t you think?

The designers behind the sofa is Cate & Nelson and they’ve designed this creation for Offecct. The best thing with this piece of furniture is that it’s made to provide good comfort while consuming as little material as possible. The result is this comfortable sofa which has very low impact on the environment. I love the result! What do you think? Like it? Love it? Hate it? Do tell 🙂

A few steps for the environment and some lovely products

I think that most of you agree when I say that it’s important to care about the environment and I’m also sure that some of you already do what you can to support the nature. There’s plenty of things that a single person can do in order to protect the environment and I’ll mention a few of them here.

  1. Take a walk when you can – Leave your car at home if possible. Maybe you can take a walk to the office or to the school when it’s time to pick up the kids. It can be nice to spend some healthy time together on the way home.
  2. Choose eco food – Choose eco friendly food as often as you can. These products are normally marked with a symbol which makes it a lot easier for you. This might seem like a small step but it can make a huge difference in the end.
  3. Choose eco friendly home decor – Yes! You can actually choose eco products when it comes to home decor as well. Take a close look when you’re out shopping. Does the company use eco friendly material? Are the products sustainable?

These steps are really easy to take and everyone can make a difference. There are so many eco friendly products out there and many really nice alternatives. I’ve looked at some sustainable home decor products and furniture and there is so much to choose between. Have a look!

Photo: Viva Terra

Photo: Paloma Pottery

Photo: Branch

Photo: Viva Terra

Photo: Viva Terra

Our work for the environment

Eco-friendly products gets more and more popular and that goes for all kinds of products, from makeup to clothes. I personally think that this new eco-thinking is great and I’m very glad to work for a company who takes its responsibility and cares about the environment. I’ve shown photos of our signs on the blog before but I haven’t told you much about the production part and I thought this might be a good time to tell you about why our signs are eco-friendly.

As you might have read we offer a 30-year warranty for all our signs and we can do that because we know that our signs are very durable. They often last for an entire lifetime and it’s easy to figure out that this is good for the environment. Instead of producing a higher amount of signs that lasts only a few years we make sure to produce signs that are very durable in order to minimize waste and save nature resources. The benefits for you as a customer are big as well. You will save money by investing in a sign that will last for many decades instead of a sign that will have to be replaced in a few years. Another thing that has to be mentioned is that we follow all EU environmental requirements and all our signs are manufactured in Europe. In addition we only use non-toxic recyclable materials and iron and glass.

I’m very proud of this eco-thinking and I try to take my responsibility as a customer when I’m out shopping as well. I think this is really important and because of that I will show you some other nice eco-friendly products from other companies in my next blog post. Maybe you’ve got some nice tips to share as well?