Respondé is a sustainable furnishings company that started as an online shop for modern responsible furniture. The collection of furnishings offered use sustainably harvested, reclaimed, recycled, recyclable and/or rapidly renewable materials with safe durable finishes that will not contaminate air quality. In 2011, while attending the International Contemporary Furniture Fair, the concept for Respondé was born. Christy Everett, founder of Respondé, noticed a few boutique designers making sustainable lighting and tables, but none were offering a collection of furniture. With that observation, she took on the challenge and Respondé started with the goal to be a single source for responsibly designed furniture catering to architects, designers and end users. The challenged seemed clear, find modern sustainable furnishings in the USA and offer them in a single spot. As the collection began it became obvious that identifying sustainable furniture available in the market place was complicated. The more research conducted, the harder it became to take green claims at face value. Turns out most green furniture claims are one material or a single process deep. While sourcing for the collection, Respondé crossed furniture that claimed to be green but used: reclaimed materials but finishes with high VOCs; rapidly renewable but were produced in Asia; reclaimed materials that were energy intensive. The goal was not just to offer furnishings that had a recyclable component or used an environmentally friendly material – but instead to offer furniture that was truly sustainable! Many of us do not realize that most furniture used daily includes harsh chemicals and toxins added into the materials, finishes and/or fabrics. Respondé is providing a product line that is attractive, durable, environmentally conscious and safe to humans and their pets, by minimizing harsh chemicals released into your living, work and sleep environments. Respondé's current line includes energy efficient lighting, biopolymer chairs, reclaimed bourbon barrel benches and kitchenware made from recycled yogurt containers. This month Respondé launches their first product line ‘Sustain', on display in Respondé's Wynwood Showroom in Miami, FL. Sustain is a handsomely crafted line of modern furniture made with the most sustainable materials and finishes.
|Frame Finish: 1: Black||Frame Finish: 2: Espresso|
|Frame Finish: 3: Silver||Frame Finish: 4: White|
|Pattern: Solid||Upholstery Color: Black|
|Style: Modern||Upholstered: Yes|
|Eco-Friendly: Yes||Country of Manufacture: United States|
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Respondé Jug Side Stacking Stools