swisscleantech, Zürich (CH)
The sustainable design of USM furniture helped create an ideal environment for this Zurich-based office. The primary component of USM Modular Furniture is steel. It is a very energy-intensive material, from its manufacture to its final form. Nevertheless, USM products can be described as sustainable because they have a very long life cycle and can be adapted and reused continuously. We know that the longer a product lasts, the smaller its impact is on the environment. This is one reason why the swisscleantech trade association opted for furniture from Switzerland. The fact that USM furniture is both beautiful and practical was yet another reason for the design decision. swisscleantech is committed to sustainable and liberal economic policies and represents the interests of the green economy. Its new offices in Zurich, near the Europa Allee and a few short minutes by foot from the central train station, are fully optimized for sustainability. Floors, ceilings, colors, lighting and furnishings have thus been selected according to ecological criteria. The unfinished wood fiberboards for the industrial ceiling, the light oak parquet on the floor and the simple, clean lines of the black USM Haller shelving units give the room a very pleasant, open and stylish atmosphere ideal for generating ideas and strategies for the responsible use of our environment.