The Future Project; Environment
The environmental policy of SITDESIGN is a declaration of belief in environmental responsibility. The aim of SITDESIGN is to produce in a manner that goes as gentle on the environment as possible.
A logical part of our principles of acting in an ecological manner, which we have practiced for years, is our management system, by which we have committed ourselves to environmentally suitable production, keeping records of consumption of raw materials and energy so as to go easy on the environment and continually improve these.
Frames: These steel constructions are untreated and entirely recyclable.
Upholstery: The polyurethane foam used is foamed with water vapor and is CFC-free.
Adhesives: A substantial proportion of the adhesives we use have been changed over to a water-soluble basis. Solvent-reduced adhesives are used for technically difficult gluing.
Mechanics: All moving parts are screwed together and easy to replace.
Wearing parts: All wearing parts (such as gas pressure springs) are easy to replace.
Eco-design attempts to minimize the environmental strain created by products. The phases in the life of a piece of furniture range from the manufacturer of its materials to the production of the furniture, the phase during which it is used and its disposal. Eco-design generally concentrates on aspects such as the durability of products and in particular on the materials used to produce them. Because the greatest environmental strain created by furniture does not arise during the phase in which it is used (as is the case with household appliances, for example), but rather in the production of its base materials, such as leather and foamed material. The eco-design checklist is used for product developments and covers parts manufactured in-house, purchased parts and production methods. Thus, SITDESIGN leather is only dyed in aqueous systems free of solvents. Since 1985 SITDESIGN has carried out processing in a chrome-reduced manner, using solvent-free leather, which by far exceeds German environmental standards.