Place: Designing To Live, To Dine, To Dream

Place is a new UK-based collection of designer home furnishings with a responsible twist. Working with a collective of diverse UK designers, their idea is to make good design accessible to a wide audience while implementing high environmental and social standards, and they seem to have done it. Place uses only FSC-certified timber, and they are working toward offsetting the environmental costs of shipping by planting trees. According to their site, they are also the first homewares company to apply for Fair Trade certification, and their furniture is "manufactured in small factories and craft workshops that look after their employees." We like the simple but dynamic "Angle," (pictured) a dining table made from solid American white oak, though their collection includes lots of other good stuff with which to live, dine and dream. ::Place via ::fiftyRX3