Breathe Easier With Low Toxicity Furniture

Creating a sustainable workplace has become vital to the reputation of an organisation, it’s almost no longer a choice, but instead, a necessity. With an overwhelming call across the globe to go green, it’s simply bad for business not to integrate sustainable initiatives into organisational planning.

For interior designers, project managers or business leaders looking to help drive sustainability in the workplace, a good (and healthy) place to start, is with low emissions furniture.

Consider the workplace; the actual size of the space, the number of employees, every piece of furniture needed to promote productivity and comfortability while also keeping a company’s brand in mind for stylistic purposes. Each piece of furniture integrated, will release substances into the air. While this isn’t necessarily something to fear, as almost everything does this, synthetic materials, or those treated with synthetic substances can be especially harmful as they contain Volatile organic compounds (VOCs). What are VOCs? We’re glad you asked!

Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are a large family of chemicals that contain carbon and hydrogen. They can be released into indoor air from a number of sources, including workplace furniture (flame retardants and formaldehyde being quite common). While some VOCs are more toxic than others, the health risks associated will depend on the levels you are exposed to, the length of time you are exposed, and your individual sensitivity to toxicity. Because your risk increases with exposure, and employees are logging more hours in the office than ever – introducing low emissions (or low VOC) furniture into the workplace just makes sense on so many levels.

Whether you work in an office, shop, run your own business or manage a major corporation, taking care of the environment is easier than you think. Creating a more sustainable workplace by providing optimal air quality can result in a healthier and more productive place to work, a lighter ecological footprint, a boost in staff morale and increased growth for your bottom line.

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Write-On Veneer

A veneer wall or table top that you can write on, that is superior in quality and can be easily cleaned?

This is all possible thanks to Luxmy’s Write-On texture. The applications and possibilities are endless: from the offices, schools and university walls, to restaurants menu boards, collaboration and meeting rooms, the Write-On texture can be applied to any veneer surface.

Send us an enquiry today.

 

 

 

 

 

Sydney Indesign – Event Wrap Up

So much happened at our showroom during Sydney Indesign 2015.

From a fun and exciting photo booth to an engaging and meaningful DQ talk (hosted by Luxmy Furniture) where we discussed the future of authentic design and the problem of replicas on the Australian market, to an amazing wrap up party that brought those 2 days to a perfect end.

Our guests started the Saturday Indesign morning with insights and ideas on how we move forward to solve the problem of replicas that is eminent on the Australian market. Our panel consisted of House Rules judge Joe Snell, award winning designer Charles Wilson, Senior Design Examiner for IP Australia Oliver Bennet and a few more special guests. It was an one hour light-hearted discussion where different concerns were raised and diverse points of view were discussed, making it interesting and memorable.

Our photo booth was heaps of fun!

As part of The Project for Sydney Indesign, the Hill Street Precinct exhibitors (including Luxmy Furniture, Workshopped, Arthur G and Euroluce) teamed up with Design by Toko to create a visual protest on replica furniture. This was called the Hill Street Bonfire and was built by the students from the Whitehouse Institute of Design.

Sydney Indesign’s Wrap Party rose the Whitehouse Institute of Design roof. Big names of the Design scene were reunited around the dance floor on the “The Industry’s most iconic bash”.

Luxmy hosted the Pre-Wrap Party in our pop up space:

Thank you to all who visited our showroom!

The Luxmy Furniture team.

Luxmy Furniture at Sydney Indesign 2015

Sydney Indesign is happening and you can join us on this journey by visiting our pop up showroom at the Whitehouse Institute of Design – entry via 8 Hills Street.

Sydney Indesign’s extensive network of exhibitors takes over the city, forming a vivid constellation of iconic touch-points, spread across six major design precincts! Sydney Indesign’s showrooms are the real coup of the event, and it has never been easier to get amongst your favourite movers and shakers.
Buses running between Alexandria, Chippendale, Surry Hills, Redfern/Waterloo, Darlinghurst and Eveleigh to make it easy and simple for visitors to circulate among Sydney’s hero showrooms, and immerse themselves in the design culture of each prized location.

If those weren’t already good enough reasons to attend, the guys made it even more exciting for you by putting together a list of activities that are well worth to attend.

  • Educational Seminars:

Sydney Indesign’s 2015 Seminary Series is a three-tiered program of speaker sessions, which will see the design industry’s premiere thought leaders come together to discuss and debate the issues around workplace design, residential design and contemporary lifestyle, as well as the business of our industry.

Luxmy will be hosting a DQ talk on the Future of Authentic design. Our star studded panel consists of House Rules judge Joe Snell, Award winning designer Charles Wilson, Senior Design Examiner for IP Australia Kylie Murray and a few more special guests in a discussion moderated by DQ Editor Sophia Watson on Saturday 15th of August at 10am at Whitehouse Institute of Design.

Click here to reserve your seat.

  • Prizes! $30,000 worth of prizes…

This year, $30G’s of spectacular designer goods are up for grabs. All you need to do is: pre-register for the event via sydneyindesign.com.au and play some hot-spot bingo by visiting 10 of Sydney Indesign’s phenomenal showrooms during August 13-15! Too easy, right?

  • Not to mention the After-Party – Yes, you’ve heard it right!

For the first time in four years, Sydney Indesign is bringing back the industry’s most iconic bash! The Sydney Indesign After-Party returns, giving you a chance to let your hair down and rub shoulders with 500+ of Australian design’s most iconic players!

Want an invite? All you need to do is pre-register @ sydneyindesign.com.au and follow to prompts to secure your ticket.

See you at #SID15!

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