Furniture Life Cycle
Most furniture has a life span of seven years and then ends up on a curb, discarded and left to be forgotten. Artistic Frame chairs and sofas can last a lifetime and do! Many items have been handed down from generation to generation. With care and maintenance our chairs will last for as long as you plan to sit and enjoy them. Case studies of our furniture show that thousands of pieces placed in hotels a generation ago are typically resold at renovation.
Earn LEED® points with Artistic Frame
Artistic Frame continually works to preserve our ecosystem and restore natural resources during the manufacturing process. By adopting the LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System, Artistic Frame helps to promote environmentally responsible manufacturing practices.
How does Artistic earn LEED® points?
Artistic Frame contributes to LEED® credits under the Materials and Resources category.
Materials and Resources
(Recycled Content, Regional Materials, and Certified Wood)
Credits 5.1 & 5.2 (2 LEED Points)
20% Manufactured locally / 50% Extracted Locally
Artistic Frame purchases materials from those companies within a 500-mile radius for our manufacturing facility. The lumber used to make Artistic furniture is also supplied by vendors within a 500-mile radius.
Credit 6.0 (1 LEED Point)
Rapidly Renewable Materials
Artistic Frame uses plywood that adheres to "Green" construction guidelines.
Credit 7.0 (1 LEED Point)
Artistic Frame wood suppliers harvest wood from the Forest Stewardship Council Lands. Forest Lands serve an essential function in providing renewable raw materials and energy. Through this program, the lumber used to construct our furniture is replenished by planting new trees. Artistic Frame promotes the management and use of forests in ways that are ecological and socially sustainable.
Indoor Environmental Quality
(Meet or Exceed VOC Limits for Adhesives, Sealants, Paints, and Composite Wood Products)
Credit 4.4 (1 LEED Point)
USGBC offers one LEED point for builders whose composite wood and agrifiber products do not contain added urea formaldehyde resins. To meet Indoor Environmental Quality standards, Artistic Frame offers furniture composed of formaldehyde-free plywood. This plywood uses no formaldehyde, so the finished boards do not emit any harmful fumes. Artistic Frame uses a UV finishing system that is 100% emission-free and waterborne sealer and topcoat that meet indoor Environmentally Quality requirements.