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CLOSEUP on Sustainability

ICFF & WantedDesign Manhattan’s mission is to educate, guide, share best practices, and give a voice to those who are responding best to environmental challenges. From independent small studios to large manufacturers, exhibitors at the 2021 edition of the show demonstrated that we can and must strive to design better.

At various 2021 ICFF & WantedDesign Manhattan Talks, including “A Visionary Future at Any Scale”, “Wellness + Healthy Materials”, and “The Hospitality Reach”, industry experts, including Laurence Carr, Laurence Carr Inc.; Dror Benshetrit, Studio Dror and Supernature Labs; and Eran Chen, ODA, discussed placing nature, environment, and people at the center of the conversation.

ICFF exhibitors, including Simon Johns, founder, Simon Johns Studio; Aaron Ethan Greene, founder, Aaron Ethan Greene; Robert Remer, founding principal, Opiary; Jessica Green Switzer, founder JG SWITZER; Homan Rajai, co-founder, Studio AHEAD; Joakin Jusélius, CEO, Secto; and Bowen Liu, founder, Bowen Liu Studio; among many others, demonstrate how to make sustainability the core principle of a design company.

“Sustainability work in itself is not something you do one day and you’re done. You have to keep going—and I think we all have to keep going.” — Joakin Jusélius, CEO, Secto