Most people think of eco-compatibility in terms of recycling. But even with recycling, the earth’s resources aren’t nearly sufficient to allow the bulk of the planet’s population to consume at the levels we do in the developed world. If we are ever to allow the entire population to reach our standard of living, we have to learn to make do with less.
Gabriele Centazzo, Founder and Designer, Valcucine.
For those who who must buy things for the winter holidays, and can afford to, why not buy what is truly functional, beautiful and well-constructed. We should be buying fewer and better things, and whenever we can, we should be buying older things that were built to last. All that chacha and gadgetry we’re buying is very hard on the planet. Photo of chair by Alvar Aalto from Atelier Journal.