Furniture for Mass Fabrication
The worldwide shipping industry is responsible for approximately 3% of the global CO2 and GHG emissions per year; about 1 billion tonnes. A contributor to those emissions, mass production of furniture requires transportation of both raw materials and finished product, in some cases resulting in the material starting, and the product finishing in the same place; as is often the case for many countries with resource-based economies, such as Canada.
The increasing centralization of manufacturing around the world has led to a lack of resiliency in product supply chains, excessive transportation emissions, and negative impacts to local manufacturing industries. Furniture for Mass Fabrication reduces carbon emissions in the production of furniture by collaborating with local manufacturers to source materials, fabricate and deliver furniture regionally. By relying on the increasing ubiquity of CNC fabrication and the diversity of locally available materials, each piece maintains its design intent while becoming a reflection of its regional context.