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Furniture to be packaged, transported and assembled easily, reducing the use of glues, hardware and materials: Metropolis magazine explains why designing them is one of the fastest ways to achieve emissions reduction goals

Metropolis magazine

“Design for assembly (DFA) is hardly new. Thonet’s 1859 No. 14 chair, when disassembled, could be shipped in batches of 36 per 40-square-inch box. Those cost savings tied to DFA are still valuable. And as it helped revolutionize shipping in the industrial era, it now carries prestige as a powerful carbon-reduction tool. In fact, DFA is currently the distinguishing feature of at least six highly visible product launches among commercial furniture manufacturers in just the past year” - read here the full article.


Magazine: Metropolis 
Country: USA 
Date: 27th October 2022 
Article: Is the Future of Furniture Flat-packed? 
Author: Kelly Beamon 
Photo: Thonet n. 14 chair by Gebrüder Thonet Vienna 

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