In BOX FURNITURE we are working to make “sustainable” something more than just a label.
We sold furniture manufactured by third parties for many years. Many pieces of furniture we sold broke even before they arrived at their end points, and since they were manufactured with artificial raw materials, it was impossible to repair them. Their destiny was the dumpster.
We decided to manufacture furniture because we wanted to be different. To design them and manufacture them in Spain. In the middle of the peak of furniture from Asia, and with raw materials that avoided abusing natural resources. During this time we tripped and fell a few times, but we picked ourselves up and kept going.
When we first started, we did not pay too much attention to what we then thought of as the “sustainable” label. We only wanted to make good products, that were long-lasting and with few components to improve manufacturing costs of local production.
Until the time came and a good friend looked at our furniture and after we explained to him what we were doing, he said to us:
“What a good idea. This is called the “circular economy”!— «economía circular»!—
We ask him what the phrase “circular economy” meant. He said:
The “circular economy” is design thought out in an ecological waythat makes use of local production to reduce the transportation of materials and so lessen pollution, reducing volume for delivery and distribution, less volume is relevant to reduced transports, repairs, re-use, responsible consumption, long-duration products, and recovery systems for products no longer in use and finally for easy recycling to generate zero waste.
From that time, we started to become interested in being sustainable, which became an obsession for us, until we came up with some new values here at Box Furniture.
BOX FURNITURE VALUES
1. “ZERO WASTE” DESIGN
We design our products from the premise of being as sustainable as possible. Just by swapping out one piece it is possible to have a different piece of furniture.
2. LOCAL PRODUCTION
The majority of our providers are local, at a short distance from our facilities. This way, we reduce our carbon footprint.
3. LONG-LASTING, LAST FOR A LIFETIME
Our furniture is designed to last, to be robust, durable, and made with steel and solid woods, or laminates.
4. REUSABLE PIECES FOR MULTIPLE USES
All pieces used to make our furniture are re-usable in other models and can be purchased separately for repair or to transform (change of measurements or use) any of our furniture.
5. EASY REPAIR
We believe that if your clients desire, they are able to repair furniture by themselves, with basic tools that may be available in almost any home. To this end, we provide videos, manuals, and pieces to repair any of our furniture in an easy way.
6. 100% SUSTAINABLE
Our furniture must generate as little waste as possible. As a result, we offer the possibility of collecting your furniture in your home, totally free, when you are tired of it. We will take on the recovery of your pieces or recycling. This is how we actually carry out the circular economy.