2010 has been a groundbreaking year for Merida and you’ve been a big part of that. We’ve been flattered with all the interest, feedback and encouragement we’ve received from the design community. We’ve been able to turn that into what we feel are our most innovative, sustainable and sexy products in years.
Now we hope our 2010 products take next step in validating our belief that sustainability IS good design. You can help by supporting our entries in Interior Design’s Best of the Year Awards! You may vote for one or all. Your support is crucial in helping us do out part to further sustainable design practices and ultimately make a difference.
Please take a few minutes and vote for the following 2010 products:
Why: Priced to be accessible to a very broad group of consumers, Pure is 100% natural, un-dyed, 100% wool, contains no harmful chemicals and can actually be composted at the end of its life cycle! In a world of petroleum based broadloom, PURE is poised to make a difference.
Why: Inspired by our creative director’s curiosity for knitted textiles and the sense of warmth and comfort they convey. The Sweater rug collection speaks to a knitted textile’s construction and texture, while offering a cozy and durable surface with the look of a knitted sweater.
Why: The first un-backed sisal construction we have ever seen, it sheds the adhered backing which makes recycling difficult. Even better, Mandacaru was developed in our Brazilian co-op which thrives in a closed loop sustainable community that is supported by the sale of these products.
Why: Nothing says “sustainability can be sexy” like the uber chic Veledo. Created from scrap leather in a facility that returns cleaner air and water to the environment than it takes in, this leather plank installs without nails or glue and is just making its debut in the US.