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Circularity and the Future of Furniture Design

Part of the Circularity in Furniture series within Circular City Week | New York -- produced collaboratively by Sarah Templin, mebl | Transforming Furniture and the Sustainable Furnishings Council


Is the furniture of today the raw materials of our future? Working towards a circular economy is a clear path towards a healthier future for the planet, our homes and the people who make our objects, but there can be hiccups along the way.

Join us to discuss holistic and realistic steps and strategies to implement the circular economy, new approaches to regenerative systems, and the challenges and opportunities of retooling a risk-averse manufacturing industry. With a special focus on the challenges of the furniture sector and real-life case studies, we’ll walk you through cradle-to-cradle best practices like life cycle audits, Design for Disassembly, reclaiming technical and biological nutrients and many other techniques.

This virtual workshop will feature thought-and action-leaders in furniture and circularity:

  • Paula Luu, Senior Project Director at the Center for the Circular Economy, Closed Loop Partners
  • Emily McGarvey, Director of Sustainability, Room & Board
  • Phantila Phataraprasit, Co-Founder/CEO, Sabai
  • Moderated by sustainability designer Sarah Templin


May 5th, 2022 from 12:00 PM to  1:00 PM
United States