Eco-friendly furniture chosen by leading aid charity for new London HQ
CAFOD’s facilities manager Quentin Padgett said:
“Our staff and volunteers love the tables and chairs supplied by Pli. They fit well in our naturally ventilated and low energy office building. The use of recycled and recyclable material fits well with our aim to reduce our impact on the environment. The building has been designed to reduce running costs and to have a robust quality, and the furniture supplied by Pli reflects this.”
Pli supplied 18 bamboo restaurant tables and 72 recycled plastic chairs from its range for the top-floor staff restaurant. The restaurant boasts a panoramic view of the London skyline taking in the Houses of Parliament, the London Eye, St Paul’s and the Gherkin. The space is used for meetings and social gatherings as well as meals so it was important that the furniture could stand constant use and a changing layout.
The ‘Reee’ chairs, made in the UK from recycled electronics equipment (100% recycled PlayStation games console casings) stack ten chairs high so they can be stored or moved efficiently. The Whitechapel tables seat four diners and are made from laminated strips of solid bamboo which means they are both extremely robust and naturally sustainable. Their bamboo-and-steel frames are designed for quick disassembly and refurbishing when required.
Pli’s director, Christopher Pett commented:
“We were thrilled to supply our furniture to CAFOD: not only is their cause good but their new building is really impressive, both environmentally and aesthetically. We have noticed that so-called “third sector” organisations are leading the way in procurement for new sustainable architectural projects and we have supplied our furniture to charities like the RSPB and the Eden Project as well as to CAFOD. This means sustainable contract furniture can find a home in any project, since the third sector has much tighter budgets than profit-making organisations but they know how to procure designs that reflect their own principles.”
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