Transforming Furniture - April 2-8, 2022
ReDesign Week 2002
EQUITY CAN’T BE AN ADD-ON| A CONVERSATION ABOUT DESIGN, WASTE AND RACIAL JUSTICE
April 5, 12:00 – 1:00pm ET
Where do design, waste and racial justice converge?
Americans dump 12 million tons of furniture and furnishings waste
into landfills each year, alongside 500 million tons of
construction and demolition debris. At the same time,
people of color are more likely to live near waste facilities and
toxic manufacturing plants, in substandard housing, and in areas
most vulnerable to climate disasters.
Join Jennifer Graham, Equity Council and VP of Action of the IIDA NY, and Jacqueline Patterson, Founder and Executive Director of the Chisholm Legacy Project, in an exploration of equity, change, racial justice and designing for a just and sustainable future.
COOL FURNITURE, HAPPIER PLANET, SMART BUSINESS| INTRODUCING A NEW GENERATION OF ’CIRCULAR’ NYC FURNITURE BUSINESSES
April 6, 12:00 – 1:00pm ET
Join the leaders of young NYC-based companies that are
reinventing the very definition of what it means to be in the
furniture business. Alongside great design, this new generation
of furniture-makers prioritize reduced waste, healthier
materials, ease-of-repair, transportability, affordability, long
product life and other key sustainability practices. They make
comfortable, fun furniture that reduces your ‘carbon footprint’
and doesn’t break the bank.
Phantila Phataraprasit of Sabai, Conor Coghlan of Hoek Home and Ilyse Kaplan of Feather explore principles of the circular economy deeply embedded in each of their companies’ DNA, values and business model.
ALTERNATIVES TO THE CURB| HOW REAL NEW YORKERS REDECORATE AND KEEP FURNITURE OUT OF LANDFILLS
April 7, 5:00 – 6:00pm ET
The curb is where furniture too often goes to die, but it doesn’t
have to! Meet 8 fun, creative New Yorkers who have turned
to re-furbishing, re-designing, re-selling and re-using when
redecorating their living and work spaces. These individuals,
small business owners and community organization leaders have
found great refurnishing alternatives that meet their needs for
style, affordability, convenience and concern for the
Join us for real-life stories with your fellow New Yorkers – connecting with great furniture, each other and the circular economy! Meet the faces behind Buy Nothing – Upper East Side group, Double R Design, AMANO Brooklyn, ReMix Market, and REDU.