Botanist by Orange 22
Since its inception in May 2008, Botanist has been a leader in the sustainable building industry with its innovative approach to charity; winning worldwide recognition and four major industry awards in the past two years. By providing internationally recognized designers, Botanist is able to raise awareness and funds for charities in need, using design to do something uniquely different. Botanist coined their motto “creativity empowered for positive change.”
Botanist. Designed by Orange 22.
There is something to be said for the eco-friendly aspect of Botanist. Everything from the recycled material content to the sustainable powder coating contributes to a more minimal impact on the environment. In addition to a positive environmental impact, sixteen different charitable foundations are currently beneﬁtted by Botanist. 2% of Botanist sales benefit partner foundation chosen by each participating designer. There are very few design oriented companies that contribute to society in this way. Through thoughtful design patterns, Botanist helps designers become partners in addressing such key issues as AIDS, cancer, education, and the deterioration of the environment.
On the environmentally conscious side, Botanist benches and nesting tables are constructed from a single sheet of aluminum, with an eye toward minimizing waste. The manufacturer uses recycled and recyclable aluminum to produce their super thin, yet surprisingly strong, modern and eco-friendly furniture. By eschewing liquid paint in favor of powder coating with no VOCs, Botanist provides additional durability and eco-friendliness. Wood veneers harvested from sustainable managed forests are used to envelope the Natural Collection. A selection of Botanist designs and finishes may be used outdoors as well. And, if personalization is a high priority, custom colors and designs are available.