Peter Mabeo and Patty Johnson Unveil New Designs


TreeHugger first met Peter Mabeo two years ago, when he and designer Patty Johnson introduced a line of furniture "that balances local traditions with a contemporary sensibility, building a local industry and a design identity for Botswana. " Our biggest concern at the time was the carbon footprint that came from importing wood and exporting furniture, but Peter tells us that new, sustainable sources of wood are becoming available as more countries begin to harvest their forests under FSC rules. The new design line from Patty Johnson looks good, too.

Peter updates us in an exclusive video after the jump.::North South Project at ICFF 2008

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