The UNA chair is an object of beauty and a fun body-hugging experience created from something ordinary. This is a self-funded project to develop sustainable furniture for those who appreciate our environment.
End-of-use should be a renewable experience. In the design of the UNA chair, we strive to create a continuum of usability that evolves along our changing needs, age, thinking, and as part of an ecosystem (inspired by biomimicry). Janine Benyus says, "trees and bones are constantly reforming themselves along lines of stress." Permanence in furniture is wonderful, but most of us can't afford an original Eames chair that is intended to last. In contrast, nature is permanently changing. What if the objects we buy and use could consider more their end-of-use experience and change naturally? Our time is about change that fulfills permanently changing living-needs. Once you're ready, or want to change, the UNA can be sent back, recycled, and parts repurposed. New designs, forms, uses will evolve over time based on changing desires and aspirations.
With the UNA chair, our approach strives to eliminate the landfill from the product life cycle. The lack of oxygen in landfills inhibits the ability of even biodegradable trash to decompose below the layers. What's worse, landfills emit methane, impacting the environment even more than carbon dioxide.
UNA is also designed to fit well within your living space, to be comfortable, beautiful, and practical.