The furniture market today is crowded with competitors, each one selling the same thing to the exact same consumers. Although consumers do demand better product selection, in an industry so saturated with competing manufacturers, the average consumer is oftentimes left feeling overwhelmed and unable to make a decision. This is why manufacturers that go that extra mile to create unique, high quality and environmentally friendly products really serve consumers and themselves well, in the long run.
Herman Miller, one of the leading manufacturers of office and modern furniture, prides itself on its environmentally safe standards and practices. According to Herman Miller, designing their products with "consideration for their environmental impact remains a central corporate strategy."
Herman Miller chooses to focus on product durability, innovation and quality - with its Design for the Environment (DfE) team specifically responsible for staying on top of and developing new environmentally sensitive design standards. Herman Miller's MBDC (McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry) Cradle to Cradle Design Protocol governs over the manufacture of all new Herman Miller product designs.
Focusing on three key areas, this protocol evaluates new product designs in terms of material chemistry and safety inputs, disassembly and recyclability - all in an effort to make sure that the products are manufactured in an environmentally safe and sustainable way.
What's more - the DfE Team is only one small cog inside Herman Miller's green machine - the Environmental Quality Action Team (EQUAT). In addition to this team Herman Miller has dedicated individuals focused on ensuring that all Herman Miller corporate buildings are environmentally sound, a group dedicated to reducing the amount of energy necessary to produce Herman Miller products, and a team committed to finding ways to reduce the amount of packaging needed for all Herman Miller products.
Whether you have your eye on the ever popular Aeron Chair or the simple yet stylish Caper Chair, Herman Miller is one furniture manufacturer that you want to keep your eye on. In an industry as overcrowded as the furniture industry, Herman Miller stands out with its dedicated environmental policies and practices.