Briefing - Andreu World
Subject
Sustainable design of a seat and/or table.
Conditions

The category of seats includes: chairs, armchairs, lounge chairs, stools, benches and sofas.

The category of tables includes: meeting and conference tables, center or auxiliary.

Materials

The use of sustainable materials such as the following will be assessed:

-Wood: wood is the most ecological, biodegradable, natural, recyclable material that generates the lowest environmental impact with a carbon footprint lower than any other material.
Therefore, Andreu World manufactures its products with 100% sustainable wood with FSC® certification from forests controlled by a custody protocol that includes planting, logging and drying.

-Innovative and sustainable materials: the use of materials from sustainable sources or that promote
the circularity, eco-design or recyclability of the product will be assessed.

-Other materials: laminates, glass, metals, aluminum, thermopolymer and natural stones.

Environmental assessment criteria

The design must consider the entire product lifecycle with a clear focus on the responsible use and selection of materials, as well as their subsequent use to ensure high durability and longevity.

Material selection:
-Use of renewable, recycled and/or low impact
material.
-Optimized use of materials.

 

Manufacturing:
-Low impact processes (low emissions and energy
consumption).
-Low ratio of waste through production.
-Durability, reparability and restoration capacity.

Lifecycle:

-Potential for reuse and recyclability of materials.
-Product circularity.

Social and cultural assessment criteria

The approach should focus on a design that aspires to the durability and resilience and long-term desirability of the furniture.
The proposals may also be related to the promotion of universal accessibility, cultural enrichment and the application of design to improve the well-being of people in the environments they inhabit.

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