The worldwide trend in high-end furniture towards environmental responsibility is a noteworthy advancement in the industry. Companies that embrace eco-friendly practices not only benefit the planet but also create pieces that blend aesthetics and substance. Consumers opting for these designs can take pride in their purchases, knowing that they are making a difference in the world by reducing their carbon footprint ever so slightly. This ethos is part of what drives our Tomorrow brand to push the traditional boundaries and deliver products that not only look fantastic but also have a lesser negative impact on the environment.
While more manufacturers are incorporating materials such as bamboo, cork, and recycled plastic into their pieces, reducing the industry's impact on the planet, we’ve managed to stay loyal to the almighty, timeless ash wood, which is sourced from responsibly managed forests. This shift towards eco-friendly materials is a crucial step in minimizing the environmental damage of furniture production processes and advancing better practices in the industry.
Reducing waste, utilizing low-emission manufacturing processes, and implementing energy-efficient systems automatically leads to a reduction in our environmental footprint, and so we’re genuinely proud to offer pieces such as Shelter as an example of the great things that can happen when we keep the future in mind while designing in the present.
Most importantly, sustainability and style don’t have to be mutually exclusive. As furniture manufacturers with a focus on responsible production practices, we believe that we can absolutely create pieces with classic designs that can be passed down from generation to generation, reducing the need for frequent replacements and promoting a more answerable future. These products not only look stunning but also have a lasting impression, providing consumers with the opportunity to invest in the kind of furniture that will stand the test of time.
We decided that in this ever-changing and constantly evolving economy where more and more consumers have redefined their work-life balance, it was time to rethink the very form and function of the desk—working from home doesn’t need to be drab, after all. Our Shelter desk is a top seller for good reason, and it is at the forefront of our ideology because it doesn’t sacrifice aesthetic, nor does it abandon quality in order to be functional and eco-friendly.
Created by the brilliant João Texeira and a winner of the Platinum A’Design Award in 2021, the Shelter desk is sustainably constructed from natural ash wood and destined to be the ultimate ally of a design-savvy consumer in need of a stylish home office.
This top-seller stands out through the layout and usability of its features. According to João Texeira, “the main inspiration was to develop something focused on both function and aesthetics. I wanted to come up with a solution that could improve the user’s productivity by enhancing their organization layouts through useful features like cable management and easy storage access.” Needless to say, the sleek lines and rounded corner drawers certainly add a smidge of flair to an already superb desk.
Cables can be seamlessly passed through the back access to the front drawers in a way that makes Shelter infinitely superior to other desks currently on the high-end office furniture market. A clean and decluttered work space that doesn’t get tangled in cables has repeatedly been shown to improve productivity, specifically because the human mind isn’t wired to thrive in chaos.
Having a desk that integrates all your gadgets and devices without sacrificing space or aspect was the principal objective behind Shelter’s design. In a world that is constantly on the move, always evolving and learning, productivity and organization can sometimes slip through the cracks. “The warm and serene feel of the wood material will give you a sense of calm, making Shelter an ideal workspace for your daily routine,” says Mr. Texeira.
We have learned over the years that our clients’ needs change. Trends may be fun to follow as they give our designers the opportunity to play with different materials and color palettes, with textures and patterns, but ultimately it is the client’s need that dictates how we draw the lines that will build a successful product. We applied this very principle when we created Shelter, and we will continue to do the same with every piece from our Tomorrow brand. High quality can easily coexist with a green-thumb ethic.