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Brazil's Oficinaethos Uses Certified and Scrap Wood

 - Oct 24, 2009   Updated: Jul 20 2011
References: oficinaethos.br & design-milk
For the environmentally conscious, gorgeous furniture like this from Oficinaethos comes with a little guilt. But Oficinaethos, a Brazilian design company, is helping to aleve some guilt for lovers of beautiful furniture.

In addition to using certified wood (from forests certified as well managed), Oficinaethos uses wood from demolition sites.  These Oficinaethos pieces can be enjoyed and treasured, since you’ll know that they are at least one step in averting deforestation.

Implications - As our society continues its rapid progression in the way of environmentally friendly products, it's only a matter of time before products and companies like this are everywhere. Oficinaethos is special for being one of the earliest adapters of repurposed furniture, proving to other companies that it is possible to sell furniture that is eco-friendly and make a profit.