The Great Office Furniture Diaspora
As office furniture manufacturers design more sustainable, modular and modern furniture systems, current office furniture will become increasingly obsolete and undesirable. It is anticipated that in the next five to ten years, a flood of this dated office furniture will hit the resale market and the landfills. Please find here our favorite solutions for this coming crisis.
Create design scholarship
Create competition for designing w/ used office furniture
Curate an artist group show using furniture
Establish a Haworth artist-in-residence program
Create DIY book that shows ways to reuse furniture
Create wallet card of office furniture re-use possibilities
Create informational pamphlet of office furniture re-use possibilities and include it with new office furniture
Design and distribute tools and parts that connect furniture into useful configurations
Distribute tool to change fabric on panel yourself
Create distribution network liking those with surplus used furniture to those seeking it
Leave pile by the side of the road and see what happens (use tracking devices?
Give kit of furniture parts to focus groups to see what develops
Document what people do w/ used office furniture
But we haven't just been making lists. Check out blueprints and photos of new construction in our Sketch Book.