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In the picture is a Tamburin hat and shoe rack, coat stand Skruvad, hook Gloria, hanger Triangel och shoehorn Index. 

Approaching sustainable interior


One of the greatest challenges of our age is taking care of our planet. The small sustainable choices we do in our everyday life are decisive – that also applies to the interior we consume. Essem Design wants to share their foremost insights regarding sustainable interior for the home as well as the hallway.

The alarming IPCC report is obvious – we need to make huge readjustments. Even the smaller choices we actively do on an individual basis are crucial in order to reach the climate goals. Smaller changes in the way we choose interior can help us contribute to a more sustainable home, as well as a decreased impact on the environment. Recently, Essem Design published their sustainability report regarding their work to create sustainable products that are designed and made to last. A holistic perspective on sustainability is needed – throughout the whole process, from design to delivery and warranty. Based on the report, they now want to share the foremost aspects to have under consideration while purchasing interior in order to achieve a more sustainable home. Below, is Essem Design’s 4 sustainability principles when buying interior.


4 smart tips when buying interior


1. Being mindful of the choice of material is an important foundation

When buying new interior, the choice of material is key. To create a wholesome living environment for the home as well as for the nature we need to prioritize functional materials with as little impact as possible on the environment. Some materials requires dangerous chemicals during production, for instance synthetic materials. The choice of material also affects how well the interior lasts over time. A great example of a sustainable material is aluminium since it’s possible to be reused eternally – without any loss of quality.


2. Replacement possibilities and available spare parts

Already in the process of buying new interior it’s of importance to check up on the possibility to access replacement spare parts. In order for a product to last over time this is a crucial aspect. To purchase products with spare parts is an easy way to lengthen the durability of a product. Here you can find spare parts.

Using spare parts is a good way to do something for the environment as well as your wallet.


3. Locally produced design to reduce transports

Where a product is produced is a meaningful aspect. Interior produced in the local area makes it easier to get an overview of the production and accordingly the impact on the environment. Purchasing locally made products reduces unnecessary transports which results in decreased carbon emissions and air pollutions. Additionally, locally made products use most of the available materials from the local area.


4. Classical design lasting over generations

Possibly the most fundamental aspect to live a more sustainable everyday life is the fact that we need to reduce our overall consumption. In order to be cautious with the planet’s resources, every purchase needs to be thought out. It’s of great importance to consume products that will last over time – not solely concerning the quality but also the lifespan amongst the aesthetics of the design. Often interior trends leads to very short-term consumption. Instead, we should focus on classical interior that can be passed on through time and generations.

Essem Design create timeless design that works for generations. In the picture is a Classic hat rack and the hook Mama.



Selected products for sustainable interior

Black stained oak/Black
From 658.00 EUR
The Tamburin range came out of Andreas Klippinge’s desire to design something ‘super-functional’. He settled on a hat rack, important for Swedish homes and indispensable where the Scandinavian climate with its wide seasonal variations places big demands on the performance of the hallway.
Black stained
From 717.00 EUR
Skruvad is a coat stand that gives the wooden screws a fresh purpose. Things can be hung from either side and it can be assembled without any tools.
Black textured
From 32.00 EUR
When Joel Karlsson was asked to design a new hook, he thought about how to modify the traditional coat hook to stop garments without hangers from getting a ‘hook mark’ in the back.

From 37.00 EUR
Hanger made from one piece of bent steel. The rounded corners reduce the risk of clothes snagging and getting torn.
From 144.00 EUR
Gunnar Bolin designed the Classic hat rack in the late 1950s. Classic. Its rounded form broke new ground and saved a lot of heads from sharp edges.
Black textured
From 26.00 EUR
Jonas Bergfeldt’s Mama wall hook is a characterful hook which gives a warm welcome with its open arms. Mama has been awarded the ‘Outstanding Swedish Design’ prize and has been commended at several international shows.