Archive for April 20th, 2010

You’re shopping for a sofa.

You find one that is upholstered in a fabric that is processed and manufactured in China, with wood made from clear-cut forests and will take 6 -8 weeks or longer  to get in the colour you want.

You find another one that has upholstery and its frame made from FSC certified fabric and wood, will take anywhere from a couple of days to a few weeks and is from a Canadian company.

Oh, and they are comparable in price.

Which one would you buy?

Always a leader in their industry, the GUS* Design Group, has just added new FSC-certified upholstery, dining and accents to its already extensive eco-friendly collection.

“Gus* consistently produces beautiful modern designs that attract a loyal following”, said Bobby Berk, owner of Gus* Studio showrooms in Manhattan and Miami.  “By producing those designs with FSC-Certified wood, Gus* is making a long-term commitment to the environment that customers recognize and appreciate.”

What I love about this company is that they are constantly innovating, and evolving with the social consciousness.  The GUS* Modern Furniture collection is designed in Canada under the direction of David Podsiadlo and is sold at over 150 furniture retailers across North America.  And that includes one of my faves STYLEGARAGE.  See the post I did in January here ….

New to the collection is the Richmond Bi-Sectional, with a relaxed frame and a configurable chaise.  You can switch around the position to suite your space. Now that’s thinking!

Also debuting is the Stanley Series, a line of indoor dining and accent tables constructed with solid, FSC-certified Ash and stainless steel.   This line includes the Stanley Dining Table and Bench, Coffee Table and End Table.  I love the “slatted” wood top made of individual solid Ash boards.

If you happen to be attending the High Point Furniture Market in North Carolina this week, check out these new designs.  They’re at IHFC D508, 5th floor Design Center Wing.

Or you could just hop down to STYLEGARAGE.


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