High Quality, Locally-made Side Tables
Welcome to the world of sustainable sophistication, where we believe that even the smallest elements can make a big impact. In this edition of "Tiny Tables, Big Impact," we invite you to embark on a journey that seamlessly combines style with eco-conscious living. Say goodbye to bland and hello to brilliance as we explore the realm of sustainable side tables that not only elevate your decor but also contribute to a greener planet.
These 5 sustainably-made side tables are more than just furniture; they are statements of ethical elegance and mindful design. Each piece has been carefully curated to showcase the perfect blend of aesthetics and environmental responsibility. Join us as we unveil these innovative designs, demonstrating that size is no barrier to making a positive impact on both your living space and the world around us. Get ready to discover the art of sustainable living through the lens of these tiny tables that are sure to leave a lasting impression.
WHAT MAKES A SIDE TABLE SUSTAINABLE?
A sustainable side table is characterized by various eco-friendly practices and materials that prioritize environmental conservation and responsible manufacturing. Here are key factors that contribute to the sustainability of a side table:
- Materials: reclaimed or recycled wood that helps to minimize deforestation and reduce the demand for new timber. Bamboo - a fast-growing and renewable resource, a sustainable alternative to traditional wood.
- Eco-Friendly Finishes: Low VOC Finishes. Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) in finishes can contribute to indoor air pollution. Low VOC or VOC-free finishes are better for both indoor air quality and the environment.
- Upcycled or Recycled Materials: Repurposed Metal or Plastic. Incorporating materials that have been upcycled or recycled from post-consumer or post-industrial sources reduces waste and lessens the environmental impact.
- Locally Sourced Materials: Choosing materials that are sourced locally reduces the carbon footprint associated with transportation. It also supports local economies.
- Minimal Environmental Impact in Production: Sustainable side tables are produced using energy-efficient methods, minimizing the overall environmental impact of manufacturing processes.
- Certifications: Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Certification. FSC-certified wood ensures that the timber comes from responsibly managed forests, promoting sustainable forestry practices.
- Durable and Timeless Design. A sustainable side table is designed to withstand the test of time, reducing the need for frequent replacements and minimizing waste.
- Low-Impact Packaging: Sustainable side tables are packaged using minimal and eco-friendly materials, reducing packaging waste.
- Fair Labor Practices. Ethical Production: Choosing side tables from manufacturers committed to fair labor practices ensures that the people involved in the production process are treated ethically and paid fairly.
- Transparent Supply Chain: Brands that are transparent about their sourcing and production processes typically prioritize sustainability and are accountable for their environmental impact.
OUR TOP PICKS FOR DURABLE AND SUSTAINABLY-MADE SIDE TABLES
2. Ande Side Table. Its light and easy-to-carry form can be effortlessly slid over any armchair or sofa, keeping your things comfortably within reach. It is available in a bundle of two and on its own. Choose between Vulcano Black, Orange Peel, Piazza Beige and Storm Blue colors.
3. Atik Bedside Table. This side table is locally-made of FSC-certified veneer. The clean-lined, asymmetrical, and functional construction with two practical lower shelves allows using Atik in four different setups. Choose between terracotta blush, vulcano black and almond grey colors.
4. HO Trolley. Discover this innovative multi-purpose side table that you can move around with ease, no matter the space. Use this locally-made trolley as a mobile bar, a sofa side table, or a creative display shelf – however you choose, HO will enliven any décor.
5. Naïve Side Table. Available in 3 sizes, each carved out of a single piece of solid ash. A form in between a square and a circle creates a soft and welcoming appearance and will easily adapt to any type of room.