Throughout their thousand-year lifespans, trees never truly stop working on improving the environment. We think it’s pretty cool of them to produce all that oxygen and reduce the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. As humans we benefit so much from trees; our lives literally depend on them!
Sadly, frequent forest fires and deforestation present ever bigger risks to the ecosystem. That’s why our Ten Trees programme is so important to us. In partnership with the National Forest Foundation, we plant trees in areas of the United States where reforestation addresses the greatest ecological need.
Our first contribution has gone towards the Bailey Butte fire reforestation in the Ochoco National Forest in Oregon. Encompassing 850,000 acres of sprawling forest, canyons and rimrock, the Ochoco National Forest in Central Oregon is a unique National Forest. Dry conditions combined with a natural lightning strike ignited the Bailey Butte Fire in the Summer of 2014. By the time the fire was extinguished, more than 10,000 acres were burned. Following the fire, the U.S. Forest Service initiated an aggressive reforestation effort. Since the fire, the NFF has been hard at work to re-forest the area with 268,000 native trees. Once planted, these young seedlings will help stabilise eroding hill sides and provide habitat for native wildlife.
Pretty much every week our design team is hard at work on a beautiful lighting installation, whether it's for a trade show (find us at ICFF next week!), a showroom, or a restaurant opening.
A short few weeks ago, we had our debut at Salone del Mobile.Milan - the Mecca of design fairs. A full week in Milan and we got well into the swing of spending our days on stand at Euroluce, visiting Salone Satellite events, and gorging on delicious pizza and pasta. Here are our highlights of Milan Design Week, 2017.