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By Diana Mosher
Materials
Future
Every product choice
has consequences for design
clients and the planet
It's been nearly 20 years since William McDonough and
Michael Braungart co-authored Cradle to Cradle: Remaking
the Way We Make Things. Since it was published in 2002,
this seminal book in the sustainability movement has provided
a blueprint for transforming industry through ecologically
intelligent design. While we have not yet achieved a circular
economy-where all manmade products are comprised of
biological nutrients that return to the environment and technical
nutrients that remain within closed-loop industrial cycles-the
quest to do so continues.
Interior designers play a critical role by understanding the
composition and implications of the materials they specify-and
by educating clients. During the pandemic, commercial and
residential end users have been asking questions about the
antiviral features of the materials with which they interact. This
is a perfect time to widen that materials conversation, including
aesthetics. Healthy materials come in nearly unlimited colors
and patterns-it's not just beige anymore.
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