Europe’s first Cradle-to-Cradle
The award-winning Ara is the first task chair developed and manufactured in Europe to achieve Cradle-to-Cradle accreditation. Cradle-to-Cradle sets new standards of environmental accountability, offering an optimistic agenda on how we can manufacture products in a world where resources are increasingly scarce.
Ara offers mesh, polymer and upholstered back options:
1. Mesh delivers a soft touch and uses materials and assembly techniques that deliver a long and useful life, while facilitating effective recycling. The ergonomic refinement of the mesh comes from its ability to locally deform to the shape of your back, providing superb support over a large contact area.
2. Polymer comes in a wide range of colours and has a contrasting upholstered seat.
3. The fully upholstered option helps give this task chair family universal appeal, while retaining the Ara’s clarity of design and refined performance.
At Orangebox we’re on a continuous quest to lessen the environmental impact of everything we do, and when developing our high volume task chair, Ara, we decided to use it as a test case for what we could achieve. While we are justifiably proud to be the first European manufacturer to achieve Cradle-to-Cradle accreditation for a key product, we remain a little frustrated that as yet no single, unifying global environmental standard has emerged.
Ara`s Cradle-to-Cradle accreditation sets new standards of environmental accountability, offering an optimistic agenda for remanufacturing.