As much as we love furniture and decor, it’s tough to deny that furnishings have a sustainability problem. In fact, according to the EPA, landfills across the country receive 9.8 million tons of furniture waste per year. Fortunately, some furniture companies are looking to change that, like Model N.
Led by a “devotion to technology, design, and environmental responsibility,” Model N 3D prints custom furniture on demand, helping to eliminate wasteful inventory. Plus, all of the company’s furnishings are made domestically with sustainably sourced materials. Many of the materials for the 3D printed pieces are actually sourced from the remains of food crops which would otherwise go to waste. And the furniture’s hardware is made from recyclable materials like steel and aluminum.
Not only are Model N’s furnishings kind to Mother Nature, but they’re beautifully designed as well, featuring modern aesthetics developed by architecture and industrial design professionals. Even better, you can fully customize what you want, choosing from shapes, colors, sizes, and prices to find the perfect pieces for your household.
Check out a few of our favorite Model N pieces below to get a feel for just how gorgeous these innovative furnishings are.
This compelling coffee table is just as much art as it is furniture, and it comes in a variety of different finishes and hues. It also lifts up to reveal sneaky storage inside.
As far as we’re concerned, you can never have enough storage bins, especially when they look as great as this structural beauty, which features eight different colors and three wood finishes to choose from.
Made from sustainably sourced hardwood, this simple and elegant office desk features optional add-ons, including a computer shelf, undershelf, and headphone peg, depending on your needs.
Organization truly never looked so good. Featuring seven sophisticated color options, this structural piece will instantly add visual intrigue to your workspace.
With its clean yet compelling sling-style design, this fully customizable chair is the perfect addition to any dining area.
Craving more inspiration? Check out our Tipbook full of curated design ideas for all different styles and budgets.