We have done a life cycle assessment for our chairs. With the help of software we have taken into consideration as many parameters of the chairs´ life cycle as we can. For example material origin, waste, transportation, type of glue and energy usage etc. We have even included the use and end-of-life stages. These parameters represent what happens to the chairs as they are used and eventually disposed of. Even though these stages are beyond our control they are important to consider in order to gain a complete account of the chairs´ potential impact on the planet.
The assessment gives specific quantities for things like the chair´s output of CO2 equivalents and depletion of resources. These results are not meant to be used for comparing our chairs to other producer's since the results can vary to greatly depending on what parameters are included and what assumptions are made. Our LCA is not third-party reviewed and was done on our initiative. The results however are an important tool for us to make informed decisions regarding materials and processes for current and future designs.
Göteborg, fall 2021.