A cube divider seems like such a simple thing, but it could be producing harmful chemicals while you work away at the office. Metro, a division of office furniture manufacturer Steelcase has just released Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)-free division components for open plan and private offices. Topo scrims and screens are completely recyclable, contain no Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), and produce no off-gassing. And there’s no style sacrifice—visually, the off-white mesh material is comparable to existing scrims—and sold at the same price.
Topo dividers are just the beginning of Steelcase’s battle against PVC. Last year, the manufacturer announced it would be PVC-free by its 100th anniversary in 2012. ::Steelcase