A Greener Cubical by Baltix
I think its safe to say that most city dwellers work in an office every day. That office, whether private or cubical, it most likely filled with standardized office furniture which is chosen for many aesthetic, cost, and functional reasons. In the current environment where waste and reuse is a relevant issue, it makes me wonder what happens to the masses of standardized furniture when the client moves out?
Green Workstation. Designed by Baltix.
Many companies are beginning to bring recycled content and green materials into their systems furniture. Knoll, Steelcase, and Herman Miller are all big name office furniture companies that are manufacturing furniture with LEED in mind. Baltix is a young furniture company that has been focusing on green materials since 2003. What makes Baltix noteworthy is their extensive selection of green materials that can be matched to any aesthetic. To name just a few, Baltix material selections include biocomposite sunflower and wheatboard, bamboo, ShetkaStone, Forbo Linoleum and recycled steel.
Formally, Baltix office furniture is simple and clean without any standout design features aside from materials. Their seating is the most visually interesting because of the colorful palette and quirky shapes. Baltix furniture really depends on its material makeup to be special, but as a young company it has potential. The custom designed pieces show the most promise with interesting material contrasts that have a natural, warm aesthetic. The significance of sustainable office furniture is less about the look and more about the reduction of chemicals and environmentally destructive materials.