How your furniture matters for sustainable living

Posted by Joan Shumaker on

Taste changes over time, and we wanted to offer a solution to customize existing furniture to meet current styling needs, all while maintaining a small environmental footprint.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, over nine million tons of furniture ends up in landfills every year. That's a big footprint. Our idea is to upcycle and retrofit IKEA furniture, which increases that piece’s lifespan instead of having it end up in a landfill. 

Scandinavian design has always been at the forefront of sustainability: this is a standard that Norse Interiors upholds. 

Upcylce and retrofit old IKEA furniture with Norse Interiors componentsIKEA besta retrofit and upcycle with Norse Interiors components

(Photo credits: Norse Interiors)

All our manufacturing is local, which means that these products haven’t traveled halfway across the world, leaving an unnecessary environmental footprint. 

On top of that, we only work with material that is green building compliant, certified to the SFI® (Sustainable Forestry Initiative), which assures that it comes from responsible sources, compliant with sustainable forestry standards.

(Photo credits: Sustainable Forestry Initiative)

We use IKEA as a basis for our products. The company actively works to promote the concept of “sustainable lives at home,” coming up with innovative products that use less energy, save & recycle water, and reduce waste. By 2020, IKEA aims to become completely self-sufficient consuming only clean energy from wind, solar and other renewable resources. 

It’s characteristic of Scandinavian design to intentionally promote sustainability and customization. While keeping the environmental impact as small as possible, Norse Interiors offers an ideal solution to retrofit existing IKEA furniture to meet your desired interior style.

 

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Author: Katherine Burzynski
Main Photo Credit: Norse Interiors