As we enter 2022, sustainability has never been more important. In the world of designer lighting, there has been a recent shift towards prioritising sustainability and discovering new eco-friendly solutions. Brands such as Louis Poulsen, Muuto, and Flos have all aimed to make their manufacturing and design processes more eco-friendly and future-proof.
The idea of future-proofing means that the focus of design has been placed on how to make a product as long-lasting a possible. This is a common trend in Scandinavian design as this style is famous for using high-quality natural materials that priorities longevity as well as aesthetics. There has also been a shift towards creating products with easily fixed or replaced parts. This produces less waste meaning that the customer no longer has to purchase a whole new product and can instead just replace one part of it.
Here at David Village Lighting, we are excited about learning more about new and innovative sustainable solutions in the world of designer lights. As the trend of eco-friendly design influences more brands and designers, we are also ready to embrace new sustainable solutions.
Sustainable Products Available at David Village Lighting
Sustainable Brands That We Work With
We work closely with brands from all over the world everyday to bring you the widest range of designer lights to choose from. All of these brands are working harder to make the lighting industry more sustainable and future-proof. It is great to see that some of your and our favourite brands are prioritising sustainability in their manufacturing processes. Here are just a few that are bringing eco-friendly values to the forefront of what they do.
In the HAY Sustainability Report of 2020 they decided that they were going to focus on three areas of sustainable thinking, these were:
- Sustainable Design
- Durable Products
- Local Production
They have stated that they wish to have 'positive environmental impact' and take responsibility for a 'greener future'. Not only do they want to impact the environment positively, but also the social community within the brand and in the local surroundings. They have said they focus on 'a healthy working environment' for their staff which is considered a serious sustainable factor that needs to be prioritised.
HAY are serious about reducing CO2 emissions by developing local production houses in every continent around the world. This reduces the CO2 produced by the transportation of goods as they aim to produce two-thirds of their products in the regions where they are sold.
Flos have started a sustainability campaign that they have named 'Flos for Planet' which aims to combat the environmental impacts of manufacturing, transportation and packaging in the lighting industry.
One of their strategies is to make their packaging entirely sustainable and recyclable and overall reduce the amount of packaging used. This will reduce waste and also reduce the amount of plastic pollution in the environment.
Another strategy is that Flos aim to make their products more durable and easy to disassemble and replace. This will result in less product waste and increase the overall longevity of the products which benefits the environment and you as the customer.
Flos also believe that having a holistic human-centred approach and valuing wellbeing will contribute to a more sustainable and future-proof philosophy. They wish to enhance people’s well-being with a positive working environment and social economy.
Muuto, as a brand, wish to 'take responsibility for our operations and reflect on the choices we make and how our priorities affect the wellbeing of people and the environment'. They aim to do this by listening, learning, and improving. Muuto have set themselves six priorities to make their manufacturing and processes more sustainable, these are:
- Long-lasting products
- Conscious design
- Healthier indoor climates
- Lower carbon emissions
- Shared responsibility with suppliers
At Louis Poulsen they are aiming to help people achieve a better quality of life by offering long-lasting products designed to shape light. They are focusing on improving three areas of their manufacturing process:
- Closing the loop
This involves cutting down waste from 1.75kg per product to 1kg per product by 2023.
- Zero emissions
The brand aims to reduce their carbon emissions drastically by 2023 by reducing transportation of goods and using climate friendly manufacturing techniques.
- Reasonable employer
Louis Poulsen have introduced a diversity policy and has deployed a systematic risk assessment to protect its staff. In 2023, the brand is aiming to establish employee education programs to aid staff to understand and enjoy the industry they are in.