The voxia collection applies the following eco-design strategies for sustainable furniture in the design process:

  • Anti-fashion – a design that avoids temporary, fashionable styles
  • Anti-obsolescence – a design easily repaired and maintained
  • Appropriate/intermediate technology – design that apply appropriate levels of technology for the local economic, political, environmental and socio-cultural conditions
  • Classic design – creating a design that will have socio-cultural durability
  • Lifecycle Analysis (LCA)
  • Reusable product – a product that can be reused at the end of its lifespan for an identical, similar or new use

Pre-production/materials selection

  • Biodegradable – decomposed by action of microbes such as bacteria and fungi
  • Certified sources
  • Lightweight – material with a high strength-to-weight ratio
  • Low-embodied-energy materials
  • Reduction in materials used – reducing the materials required to deliver the required design functions
  • Single or mono-materials – consist of pure materials rather than mixtures which facilitates recycling
  • Stewardship sourcing – materials from certified sources and supply chain management. FSC.


  • Avoidance of toxic
  • Efficient use of raw and manufactured materials – reducing materials used and minimizing waste production
  • Lightweight construction – reducing materials used but maintaining strength
  • Reduced resource consumption – reducing materials used, especially raw materials extracted from the environment
  • Assembly – moulded in one process/piece. No assembly

Recycling and reuse

  • Design for recyclability (DfR) – is a design philosophy that tries to maximize positive environmental attributes of a product, such as ease of disassembly, recyclability, maintenance, reuse of refurbishment, without compromising the products functionality and performance
  • Single material components – components made of one material (a mono-material component)


  • Lightweight products – products that have been designed to be lightweight, yet retain full functionality, and as a result require less energy to transport.

Functionality and use

  • Reduced noise/noise pollution – products designed to minimize distress and disturbance caused by excessive noise
  • Portable – a product that is easily transported for use in different locations and storing
  • Safe, i.e. non-toxic and non hazardous – a product without adverse effects on human health

Design to increase product lifespan

  • Design for easy maintenance
  • Durable – products that are tough, owing strong material and high-quality manufacturing and resistant to use and wear


  • Recycling – products that are designed to be easily recyclable by being made of single material or by being easily disassembled into materials or components that can be recycled.