GREENGUARD & GREENGUARD GOLD
The GREENGUARD Certification Program (formerly known as GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certification) gives assurance that products designed for use in indoor spaces meet strict chemical emissions limits, which contribute to the creation of healthier interiors. Achieving GREENGUARD Certification gives credence to manufacturers’ sustainability claims, backing them with empirical scientific data from an unbiased, third-party organization.
GREENGUARD Gold Certification (formerly known as GREENGUARD Children & Schools Certification) offers stricter certification criteria, considers safety factors to account for sensitive individuals (such as children and the elderly), and ensures that a product is acceptable for use in environments such as schools and healthcare facilities. It is referenced by both The Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) and the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Building Rating System.
Chic, stylish & naturalistic;
Alava wields a modern character in a unibody, shell-like form. Rich product line allows for use in a variety of spaces including offices, lounges, waiting rooms; in accommodation, hospitality and educational zones. Overall, it is a versatile and comfortable seating that always creates a strong impression.
We’ve used minimum material when interpreting the Alava design: It is eco-friendly, totally recyclable and has been recognized an award at the annual Green Good Design Awards for Energy Conversion; waste and pollution efficiency. Alava’s polypropylene unibody, its cushioning and backrest are manufactured from materials that are a hundred percent recyclable, including any aluminum in various builds.
Alava’s backrest provides up to 8 degrees of support and may also be fixed in an upright position.
Being human is to care for future generations.
Alava complies with TSE (Turkish Standarts Institute) certifications.
Alava’s unibody cushioning and backrest is manufactured from materials that are a hundred percent recyclable. Rest of the components is modular and may be taken apart at will for easier portage. Aluminum material used in the build is also completely recyclable.
Alava has been certificated by GREENGUARD and GREENGUARD Gold.
Alava chair frame, base cushioning and backrest is manufactured and assembled at Numas A.S which pertains to Environmental Management System (ISO 14001) and International Work Safety (OHSAS 18001) standards.
At Numaş A.Ş., the waste chemical materials like powder paint, wet paint, thinner, chemical material packaging, phosphate sludge, laser dust are sent to relevant companies for recycling or are disposed in a manner that will not harm the environment.
Alava’s packaging is made from 100% recyclable materials. To decrease energy use during transportation, Alava’s product packaging size has been kept minimal.
The manufacturing of the product and the quality standards of its materials allow the product to have a long life. The parts are replaceable and renewable. International bodies certify Alava’s high level of product security.
End of life
The materials used in the manufacturing of Alava may be re-used or recycled at the end of its product life.
Stefan Brodbeck studied product design and architecture in Kassel. He started his professional life by working with Eichinger oder Knechtl architectures in Vienna. Brodbeck, who specialized in various fields ranging from home and office furnitures to industrial products, and from exhibition planning to design; founded his own design studio called Brodbeck Design in 1994.
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