References: The Circular Economy, Ellen Macarthur Foundation, United States Environmental Protection Agency.
At Cultivated, we advocate for the longevity of good design. We believe that considered, quality products should be kept in a circular system and be repaired, recovered and refurbished if needed. We understand that a circular economy is an important way of addressing and lowering our collective environmental footprints, extending beyond the economic and into the natural environment.
Cultivated aims to:
Minimise the use of finite resources
Minimise the extraction of raw materials including iron ore, timber and cotton
Reduce the amount of landfill and incineration waste
Prevent and avoid unnecessary pollution, greenhouse gas emissions and energy exerted in a products life cycle
Reduce emissions from volatile organic compounds* found in foams, fabrics, plastics, manufactured wood products and adhesives
*Volatile organic compounds slowly emit into the air during the life of a furniture piece. The highest amount of emissions occurs during the first two years, so the longer a furniture piece is kept, the lower the emissions and the less harmful the furniture becomes over time.
Refurbishment of a 2008 Louis Poulsen PH Artichoke Pendant designed by Poul Henningsen.