Our vision

Our philosophy involves design and environmental consciousness.

Material selection

The wood

We only use native wood from FSC certified forests or recycled wood coming from timber-framed buildings.
As we explain in our blog post, we found that processing the recycled wood uses 13 times less energy than regular wood. For us, reclaimed wood is the most sustainable alternative compared to other sources of timber. We also use FSC certified NZ Southland beech.

Other materials

We focus on mature recyclable materials, like steel, aluminium or brass, as they can be infinitely recycled. We are also always in research of innovative and sustainable materials.

 

Manufacturing process

We keep it local

New Zealand is a unique place where we manufacture our furniture.
By sourcing our materials and making it local, we choose to reduce carbon emissions and pollution happening during transport while promoting the national industry.

We handcraft our products

We make durable products all handmade in Auckland.

Non toxic components

We care about indoor air quality

Regular consumables may release harmful substances. When identifying our glues, paints and finishes, we select products with zero to low VOC's (Volatile Organic Compounds).

We use a durable interior oil based on natural ingredients and renewable resources. The oil is solvent free, VOC free and free of harmful chemicals.

 

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About

 

Mobilier Ethique has been created by Yann who is originally from France and now living in New Zealand. 

By being a self-taught woodworker, it brings me to eventually become part of the new generation of entrepreneurs/makers who marry design, craftsmanship and engineering.

I like making objects with fine and light curves to create a minimalist design inspired by organic elements.

 

Today 's environmental challenges offer great opportunities for designers to use different materials and make sustainable objects. I also feel that design should be part of the circular economy.

 

That is the reason why I strongly believe that we can turn reclaimed materials into elegant and long-lasting furniture.

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