Q Collection, featured here, here and here as one of TreeHugger's Best of Sustainable Designers, has always been on of our favorites when it comes to combining sustainability and design. Their ability to combine a modern sensibility with materials that consider the health of the planet and the health of consumers has always impressed us, so it's exciting to hear that they'll be launching a line of furniture and bedding for little TreeHuggers next month at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF). Q Collection Junior will be produced with the same rigorous attention to eco-details given to their current products, including zero- or low-VOC finishes, non-toxic, water-based, formaldehyde-free glues, low-impact, non-toxic, heavy metal-free fabric dyes on 100% organic cotton. They'll use Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified or locally-sourced solid hardwoods, and everything will be handmade in the US at a price point that's on par with other US-made children’s furniture. We're excited to see that there will be a new healthy, green option for families, because it's never too early to start kids living green and looking good. Stay tuned for more info (and images) coming next month; to get more details from Q Collection as they become available, register for updates on their splash/registration page. ::Q Collection Junior
Update: hit the jump for more details on the look and feel of the line.Here are some details on the aesthetics and function of the line from the Q Collection Junior designer:
Q Collection Junior's line of bedding & furniture is unique, charming and playful. Inspired by the theme of a French Circus, our bedding features coordinating, unisex prints and solids in soft, mid-tone colors. Our furniture designs are created with clean lines and historical proportions in mind. Function is paramount and storage solutions are well thought out. Dressers, bookcases, and armoires can transition to other parts of the home aside from the nursery. Stylistically versatile, the line is created to appeal to both modern and traditional shoppers, children and parents alike.
Stay tuned for more details, coming in May.