Our commitment to ethical and sustainable design.
materieunite was created with the aim of proposing a new path, a radical transformation affecting the entire life cycle of installations, from design to production and consumption.
We choose to adhere to a circular economy model whereby all products that leave our company, once they have outlived their service life, can be recycled and thus re-introduced into the production cycle of new forms.
Using natural, recycled and recyclable materials, we give life to regenerative structures with the aim of ensuring a constant balance between design and the environment.
The proposals currently offered by major furniture companies make use of materials that are not environmentally sustainable. The most commonly used, such as MDF (Medium Density Fibreboard), OSB (Oriented Strand Board), and various chipboards, are composed of chemical resins that, in addition to being harmful to health, do not allow the products to be recycled, thus generating high amounts of polluting waste.
This is why we choose to use cardboard, a 100% recyclable and biodegradable material.
We want to shift people’s perception and demonstrate how valuable it is as a mediator of different characters. Its mechanical and production potential is enhanced when combined with other materials having complementary properties, similarly derived from recycling and recovery chains.Discover all the materials.
We maximise waste reduction, optimising the amount of material needed for our installations.
For the design, we use an elaborate parametric nesting system: we design and fit together the forms needed for the installations, making the most of the space offered by the material in its initial state and thus considerably reducing waste.
The surplus materials from cardboard cuttings are collected in special containers, then recycled and reused to produce new installations.
As a result, we can reduce the amount of raw material we order from paper mills, lessening the strain on transport and consequently reducing CO₂ emissions.
We welcome the challenge proposed by the European Union to reduce CO₂ emissions in Europe by 55%, by 2030.
We do so by lightening the supply chain both when procuring materials and distributing our products.
Cardboard in fact, in addition to being lighter than other materials used to make furniture, is produced and equally available in all parts of the world.
This is why, for foreign clients, we prefer to develop materieunite projects directly on-site, thus reducing transport distances and CO₂ emissions. We are committed to this by offering highly standardised working designs allowing the reproducibility of installations in places other than our headquarters.
We are aware that design-oriented products are normally perceived as out-of-reach due to their high cost and limited availability. Some companies have even tried to bridge the gap by producing low-cost design furniture, but which is made from non-recyclable materials.
materieunite is committed to going above and beyond, designing furniture and installations for retail, trade shows and exhibition spaces that combine sustainability, design and affordability.
Our aim is to include an increasingly broader segment of society in the transition to a circular economy, adhering to the idea of “not leaving anyone behind”.