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Daniel Faber

Teaneck, New Jersey, United States

Designer (Furniture Design)

Member since March 10, 2008


  • Local'e: Organic Furniture 101

    Environment, Environmental Design

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    Local'e: Organic Furniture 101

    Rethinkng The Way We Create

    This project was developed in conjuction with Tim Keating from Rainforest Relief

    Issue: Our current system for manufacturing furniture is both environmentally and economically inefficient. It involves the transport of goods from the united states to multiple manufacturing nations. Massive fuel waste leads to an increased carbon footprint. Also, a transfer of manufacturing jobs from local economies to manufacturing nations.

    Solution:
    Local'e is a system for manufacturing furniture on a local scale, using materials indigenous to the area of production. Carbon offsets will be tallied into the final pricing figure based on how far the product is shipped from the manufacturing zone. The benefits of this system of manufacturing will be a decreased carbon footprint, an increase in production in the United states, and a sustainable long lasting product.

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    Core Problem- Our current system for manufacturing is both economically and environmentally inefficient. It involves the transport of goods from the United States to multiple manufacturing destinations. The finished products are then shipped back to the United States to be sold to the American public. This system for manufacturing yields unnecessary and unethical practices. Massive fuel waste leads to an increased carbon footprint. Also, a transfer of manufacturing jobs from local American economies to manufacturing nations. The United States has seen a 20% decline in manufacturing jobs alone since the prosperous mid 90's. When a product is manufactured on a mass scale out of a single material this process results in a dent to the worlds ecosystems that is harmful and often irreplaceable. My mission is to design a line of furniture that can be manufactured on a local scale using materials indigenous to the area in which it is produced. The manufacturing process will yield an "organic" product that when shipped out of its manufacturing zone will incorporate carbon cost offsets into it's final pricing figure.