Fair Furniture: affordable design, ‘the fair way’

When I founded Fair Furniture in 2012, sustainability was one of the key elements. My starting point in compiling our collection was therefore to create affordable designs made of mostly natural materials, supplemented with recycled and recyclable materials. Because I find it important that we provide a sustainable alternative in today’s throwaway culture, the designs are made in such a way that, even when used outdoors, they remain beautiful for at least 10 years.

The focus within my company is increasingly placed on the use of sustainable technologies, which also applies to the design icons such as the Acapulco chair. Our classic black version of the iconic design is produced in Mexico, in the Iztapalapa district in the east of Mexico City, and it is made of mostly recycled PVC and steel. All residuals during the production are reused in new chairs. The PVC is UV resistant, it contains antioxidants and it is free of phthalates and heavy metals – making the chairs recyclable and sustainable, for years of outdoor use.

The seat of this Acapulco chair – as is the case with our other chairs – is hand-woven with flexible PVC cords with “memory”: the seat forms itself to your body and returns to its original shape after use.