we believe there is no other way to create a responsible, sustainable product than by following 4 core principles
materials, design, repairability
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 span is not cheap to produce (and therefore not low in price). Yet it ceases to be expensive when 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, they age and mature. 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?
Untreated brass, stainless steel and copper are easily recyclable and the waste is a ready material for re-manufacturing.
Glass is an recyclable material, but not as efficiently - the percentage recovery depends on the efficiency of the waste collection system.
It simply means control over working conditions and the responsible use of resources in the production process, as well as the omission of environmentally damaging transportation.
The price we pay for the resources, work and processes needed for manufacturing reflects their real value.
And, last but not least, local production brings positive social and economic effects to the local community.
"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.
So what do we do to bring this concept to life?
We do nothing at all. Until we get your order.