BRAND Ornare
A sophisticated brand with an international vocation like Ornare is starting out again from a fundamental and still topical chapter in the history of design. The Brazilian company meets the demands of sustainability along the way and presents a series of new proposals including the Shaker kitchen. Inspired by the design of the Shakers, the community in the north-west of England in the 18th century known for its extremely functional approach to furnishing, the line was created to offer a reinterpretation of the traditional kitchen, where the door frame becomes the main element of customisation and the metal structure the note of elegant modernity, accompanied as it is by finishes in glass, wood or woven raffia, just to recall the craftsmanship of the ancient English community. The idea stems from a great admiration for this self-sufficient community and its great craftsmanship: the Shakers were interpreters of a design that even then was synonymous with quality and honesty. From Shaker's history comes a collection of pieces that are still relevant today, with absolutely functional shapes and proportions, which prompted the designers to work on a reinterpretation of that model. In particular, the project is defined by a phrase that encapsulates Shaker's sense of design: "Don't make something unless it is necessary and useful, but if it is necessary and useful, don't hesitate to make it beautiful". The company is one of the first in the furniture industry certified by the California Air Resources Board, which assesses formaldehyde emissions from wood panels. Furthermore, Ornare uses wood that is internationally certified by the FSC Forest Stewardship Council, which earns it the green seal of environmental protection, and the manufacturing process also follows the FSC standard. In addition, many of the collections are built with modular systems in aluminium, which not only facilitates customisation of the furniture, but is also a highly recyclable and durable material. Lastly, the company's production waste is redistributed and reused by a local non-profit organisation, which uses it to make handcrafted products and closes the circle of sustainability from a social point of view.