SFC plans pair of West Coast events
Furniture Today Staff -- Furniture Today, January 24, 2014
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — The Sustainable Furnishings Council has a pair of events planned on the West Coast to kick off 2014.
The SFC, an advocate for environmentally responsible design and creating healthful homes, will host a panel discussion during the Las Vegas Market. And on Jan. 30, the group will offer a tour of a fire-safe, non-toxic and energy-efficient residence in Los Angeles designed by Robin Wilson.
"Cradle to Cradle Thinking: What Is It & What It Can Do For You" will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday during the Las Vegas Market in World Market Center C-444, the Surya seminar room. The panel will feature interior designer and author Lori Dennis of Lori Dennis Design and Lewis Perkins, senior vice president of development and textiles and apparel, Cradle To Cradle Products Innovation Institute. Dennis and Perkins will introduce attendees to a future-focused approach to design that examines the entire lifecycle of an environment or product, from raw material and processing to manufacturing, distribution, use, reuse and recycling.
"Forward-thinking businesses are applying the cradle-to-cradle approach to get ahead in their markets, without compromising design and beauty," said SFC Executive Director Susan Inglis. "Las Vegas Market attendees will learn firsthand how to implement these cutting-edge strategies."
Next, the SFC sets off to Los Angeles for an exclusive tour of EcoBungalow-LA, designed by Wilson of Robin Wilson Home. SFC, named the charity of choice for EcoBungalow-LA, will host tours on Thursday, Jan. 30.
"EcoBungalow-LA is a living laboratory of sustainable design that will showcase healthy, affordable space with high design," Wilson said.
Located in the Beverlywood neighborhood of Los Angeles, the multi-generational house has WaterSense-certified products, a solar power system, energy-efficient lighting, non-toxic flooring, hypoallergenic bedding, a hard-wired fire monitoring system and a home camera system. Products from SFC members are featured in EcoBungalow-LA, including wall coverings from Aronel Design Studio, upholstery from Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams and other furniture from Salamander.
Both events are free. The Las Vegas Market Cradle to Cradle seminar is open to all show attendees. Pre-registration at ecobungalow-la.com is required to tour EcoBungalow-LA on Jan. 30; available tours are 10 a.m., 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 6 p.m. or 7 p.m.
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