Australian furniture company Jardan have released the Ziggy range – a compact and playful chair which invites you to sit back and relax. Its plump and curvaceous upholstery is made from GECA certified foam, which sits upon angular solid timber legs with a hardwood frame. Timbers are sourced from sustainably managed forests for the Ziggy range, and for all products manufactured by Jardan. This laid back range is available in an armchair and ottoman, perfect for putting your feet up at the end of the day.
Ziggy range is part of the Living Forms collection which uses Australian colours, materials and lines of nature. The organic profiles of these new pieces look to comfort and calm the spaces of your home.
Jardan is an Australian family-owned furniture company which has been in operation since 1987, taking their design inspiration from the relaxed Australian way of life. They believe that good design can have a profound impact in our lives and have established the Jardan Lab – a space for their team of designers to evolve their ideas, solve design problems, create prototypes, and move their collections through production.
Their approach to sustainability is deeply embedded in all aspects of the company and begins at the design stage where they believe that longevity is intertwined with quality in that a high quality product should be made with local materials and needs to last a lifetime. This then flows through to the way they source their materials, how they manufacture and deliver their products.
With a company wide focus on reducing their environmental footprint since 2005, they had reduced their waste by 75% in the first year alone. Since then, Jardan became a certified carbon neutral company in 2014, through the Federal Governments National Carbon Offset Standard (NCOS).
To further reduce their company footprint, they also focus on the below:
– Regularly review the raw materials used in the construction of their products to improve any inefficiencies.
– Fabric, foam, leather, paper, plastic and steel waste from production and administration and is collected for reuse, reprocessing or recycling.
– All electrical and gas machinery, services and appliances are monitored daily to avoid waste.
– They design each piece of furniture with the intent that it can be either rejuvenated or recycled, and thereby extending the life of the product, plus they offer a re-upholstery and rejuvenation service further extending product life.
Nadine is the founder and editor of Eco Edition and founder of the Eco Edition Design School. She’s an experienced interior designer, sustainable materials consultant, speaker and serial home renovator.