Design Talk at Habitus in London, Ontario with Gus* Modern

Design Talk: A Recap of Our Design Talk with Gus* Modern

Feb 01, 2024Habitus Shop

Sustainable Furniture Design: A Deep Dive into Gus Modern’s Practices

Recently, our London, Ontario showroom was the venue for an enlightening Design Talk and networking event for designers. The spotlight was on Darryl Forberg, a representative from the acclaimed Canadian furniture company, Gus* Modern. Known for its Scandinavian-inspired designs and commitment to sustainable manufacturing, Gus* Modern is a beacon for those passionate about timeless and eco-friendly furniture.

Unveiling Gus Modern’s Latest Collection

The Design Talk kicked off with Darryl Forberg introducing Gus* Modern’s latest furniture designs. Each piece, unique in its inspiration, was a testament to the company’s dedication to creating lasting and significant designs. The Baltic Chair, predicted to be a Canadian design icon in the coming decades, was a standout. This chair, still in production today, encapsulates Gus* Modern’s ethos of crafting enduring pieces.

Manufacturing Excellence: Embracing Sustainability with PET Fill and FSC® Certification

A key part of the presentation was an insight into Gus* Modern’s manufacturing practices. Two aspects were highlighted – the use of P.E.T. (Recycled Water Bottles) for fill and the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®) certification for responsibly sourced wood.

P.E.T. (Recycled Water Bottles) vs Conventional Fill: A Sustainable Approach

Darryl elaborated on the use of P.E.T. fill, derived from recycled water bottles, as a green alternative to traditional fill materials. This innovative process transforms plastic bottles into synthetic-down filling for upholstery, contributing to environmental conservation while ensuring lasting comfort and shape retention. This approach is integrated into most Gus* Modern sofas, armchairs, and select pillows, reflecting their commitment to design innovation and environmental responsibility.

Certified by the Forest Stewardship Council: Responsible Wood Sourcing

Wood, the primary material for Gus* Modern furniture, is sourced responsibly, as certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®). This certification reassures consumers of the responsible sourcing of wood used in Gus* Modern products. By opting for FSC®-certified products, consumers contribute to forest conservation and promote responsible wood usage for future generations.

Showcasing Gus Modern’s Creations: Experience the Craftsmanship

Our event offered attendees a unique opportunity to interact with Gus* Modern’s creations. The diverse selection of floor models, including the Sola Sofa, Baltic Chair, Circuit Modular Sofa, and Renfrew Sofa, allowed attendees to appreciate the meticulous craftsmanship and design philosophy that define Gus* Modern’s products.

Lively Q&A Session and Building Connections

The event concluded with a lively Q&A session, fostering an open dialogue between our guests and Darryl Forberg. This interactive platform allowed attendees to ask questions about design inspirations, production intricacies, and the philosophy that underpins Gus* Modern’s approach to furniture design. The exchange of ideas and insights strengthened the connection between Gus* Modern and its admirers, reinforcing the company’s commitment to transparency and customer engagement.

Our first-ever Design Talk and networking event was a resounding success, providing valuable insights into Gus* Modern’s design philosophy, sustainable manufacturing practices, and their latest collection. Attendees left with a deeper understanding of why Gus* Modern stands out as an exemplary choice for timeless and sustainable furniture.

Check out our collection of Gus* Modern furniture. 

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