The great big green week is here, and whilst we are clearly a fan of the colour, this time we’re talking about green in terms of environmentalism. Here at Office Furniture Scene we’re committed to a greener, cleaner future, so we’ve decided to showcase some of the more sustainable office furniture we are proud to stock. If you’re looking to update your office interior and you’re committed to sustainability, then take a look at some of our highly recommended environmentally friendly office chairs. 

Herman Miller Mirra 2 – Starting at £526.60 (incl VAT)

It’s not surprising that Herman Miller has made it into the list, often regarded as one of the pioneers in sustainable office furniture, having been committed to reducing waste and reusing materials wherever possible for several years. 

Environmental Credentials of the Mirra 2

  • C2C Certified Bronze
  • Made of 46% recycled materials
  • Has 93% recyclability
  • 22% lighter than the original, using fewer materials
  • Carbon footprint is reduced by 25% during manufacturing process compared to the original version
  • Made in a greenhouse manufacturing facility, which uses 100% renewable electricity
  • Won 4 environmental certifications

It’s evident that Herman Miller was heavily focused on creating an environmentally friendly chair, not only focusing on the creation of an excellent ergonomic chair, but taking into consideration the environmental impact of the manufacturing process, and further to that, the chair’s impact years down the line. Herman Miller adopted the mindset that ‘every molecule counts’, reducing the amount of materials required in the production of the chair, and ensuring only recyclable materials are used to create the chair. 

HAG Capisco – Starting at £385.00 (incl VAT)

HAG chairs are one of the most environmentally friendly options out there, made out of recycled materials such as ketchup bottles and car bumpers. HAG is committed to sustainability, taking care to only use recycled materials during the manufacturing process. 

Environmental Credentials of the Capisco

  • In 2015 was named “Best Recycled Plastic Product in Europe”, an award presented by the European Association of Plastics, Recycling and Recovery Organisations
  • Recycled and eco-friendly materials
  • Reusable/recyclable packaging
  • GREENGUARD Certified
  • Some of the lowest CO2 emissions in the furniture industry

The Capisco is geniously designed, allowing the user to sit facing the backrest, offering versatility when it comes to various seating positions and support, a prime example of an excellent ergonomic chair. With a focus on recycling and reusing materials faster than they are discarded, HAG continues to produce some of the most environmentally friendly office furniture around the world. 

Humanscale Diffrient Smart Chair – Starting at £723.00 (incl VAT)

Humanscale are certainly market leaders in the office furniture industry, both in terms of quality and sustainability. Their Smart Chair range is not only a showcase for ergonomic excellence, but they are created using recycled materials, most of which are plastics from the ocean. In fact, each Smart Ocean chair contains almost 1kg of nets from our oceans. 

Environmental Credentials of the Diffrient Smart Chair

  • Living Product Certified – meaning it is climate, water and energy positive
  • Recycled and eco-friendly materials, specifically plastics from the ocean
  • Recyclable packaging
  • GREENGUARD Certified
  • A Net Positive Product

The Diffrient Smart Chair is the first ever task chair to be produced using recycled ocean plastics. Humanscale partnered with Bureo, who develop solutions to prevent ocean plastic pollution. Bureo has an incentive known as the Net Positiva program, in which waste disposal points for plastic fishing nets are placed off the coast of Chile, and incentives are introduced to encourage people to use these points. This plastic is then collected and reused by Humanscale to create the Smart Chair range. If you’re looking for a chair manufactured by a company that is taking action against plastic pollution, then Humanscale is the one for you.

Herman Miller Aeron – Starting at £680.82 (incl VAT)

We couldn’t not include another Herman Miller chair. The Aeron is the pinnacle of ergonomic excellence, but sustainability plays a huge role in the manufacturing process of this chair. Not only this, but Herman Miller only works with suppliers who are as committed to sustainability as themselves.

Environmental Credentials of the Aeron

  • C2C Certified Silver
  • Made using up to 39% recycled content 
  • Up to 91% recyclable
  • Manufactured using 100% renewable electric energy
  • FSC Certified wood
  • GREENGUARD Certified
  • BIFMA level 3 certified

Herman Miller formed their Design for Environment Team 20 years ago, who are committed to ensuring all of their products are responsibly manufactured and supplied. In addition to this, in 2009 they launched rePurpose, which means they divert up to 98% of products from landfills. Truly committed to sustainable production, the Aeron chair is crafted using minimal materials, some of which are recycled, the chair itself is up to 91% recyclable also. Herman Miller are experts in office furniture design, and pioneers in terms of green production in their industry. 

If you’re looking for a company who is committed to supplying environmentally friendly products, here at Office Furniture Scene we’re a fan of all things green. Committed to creating a better future, we are committed to sustainability. If you’re looking for some new furniture, hopefully we’ve given you some great, environmentally friendly options to get you started.