Kartell, based in Milan, Italy and founded in 1949, is a company that makes and sells modern furniture. Today, the company continues to evolve and look into the future by focusing on environmentally responsible practices.
Kartell’s entire production process supply chain is committed to preserving the environment through sustainable processes, new technologies, new materials, research, and development. The raw materials that Kartell uses to make their products are entirely recyclable, and all their product packaging is made from recyclable and regenerative materials.
For Kartell’s Smart Wood collection of furniture pieces, they have obtained FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certification, which identifies products containing wood sourced from sustainably managed forests, and is in compliance with strict environmental, social and economic standards.
Kartell has developed a material that is made from 100% recycled thermoplastic techno-polymer obtained from pure production waste material. This material made available by the use of technology, also reduces carbon emissions during the production process.
By using waste materials and turning them into recycled, raw materials that can be used again to make products, Kartell’s practice of circular design processes keeps materials in use longer, to be reused, helping to reduce their environmental impact.
Kartell has also earned the GreenGuard certification for all its products, which guarantees low levels of airborne chemicals and pollutants like VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds). Therefore, ensuring reduction in indoor air pollution levels for healthier indoor air quality.
You can find Kartell’s full list of certifications and environmental practices on their Kartell Loves the Planet page. Certifications for each product is found on a product’s page under Download Technical Files section.
Kartell furniture can contribute to LEED, WELL Building Standards, and Fitwel certification projects under materials and indoor environmental quality categories.
*all photos are from Kartell