we believe there is no other way to create a responsible, sustainable product than by following our 4 core principles
materials, design, reparability
A sustainable product is first and foremost a product with exceptional durability. It is designed to be passed on and used for generations.
A well thought-out product with a long life, which is not cheap to produce (and therefore not low in price), ceases to be expensive if it is bought with long-term use in mind.
It becomes a sustainable part of sustainable living, where we buy less, buy better and say "check" more often.
Quality simply pays off.
Brass, copper and steel are not just durable materials - they change over time, mature and age. They gain in value.
At the same time it is easy to restore the material to its original state.
Design focuses on functionality, ease of use and repair.
Good products, designed with integrity, become timeless as they do not succumb to trends. Ideally, they are designed in such a way that you simply want to have them and have no need or desire to replace them.
Affordable use and easy repairs are ensured by using standard technical solutions in designs that provide easy access to spare parts.
The desired longevity can only be ensured by using popular, replaceable light sources. A LED source - energy-efficient and environmentally friendly in principle - ceases to be so if replacement is made difficult (or impossible) by integration into the luminaire - a common solution, yes, sometimes justified by design requirements, but does it really ensure durability?
2. recycled content
Untreated brass, stainless steel and copper are easily recycled and the waste is a ready material for re-manufacturing.
Glass is an recycled material, but not as efficiently - the percentage recovery depends on the efficiency of the waste collection system.
3. local production
It simple means control of working conditions, control of the responsible use of resources at the place where the product is produced, omission of environmentally damaging transport.
The cost of the product has a real reference to its value at the place of use.
And. last but not least, positive social and economic effects.
4."to meet demand" production
The ideal situation for the environment is to produce goods only in response to demand for them.
It means saving resources, rather than wasting them on producing, storing and distributing things that ultimately may not be needed by anyone and will never be used.