Sustainable, In Every Sense
A sense of generational responsibility is at the core of Nikari’s operations. We aspire to manufacture furniture that withstands the test of time, both in terms of practicality and aesthetics — carefully designed and crafted furniture that will last as long as possible. Of course, minds and needs may change over time; but, in such cases, Nikari’s quality and durability ensures that a once loved piece of furniture will find second love, in another home. In this way, Nikari’s solid wood furniture is a good investment in a double sense, retaining its financial value as well as an ecological value, as an enduring carbon sink.
However, the production of new objects is never unproblematic, which is why we strive to minimize our footprint, wherever possible. Furniture manufacturing and its related activities encompass a complex system of numerous processes. Operating according to the principles of sustainable development requires certainty — you need to make decisions based on valid information rather than just a gut feeling. Towards this end, we ordered an emission calculation and have been able to use the resulting figures to assess how our values manifest in quantifiable terms, and, most importantly, to identify areas where further development is needed.
However, the production of new objects is never unproblematic, which is why we strive to minimize our footprint, wherever possible.
“When using wood as our material, our carbon footprint in that area is basically zero. Although we were aware of our near zero footprint, it still came as a pleasant surprise when the emissions report confirmed this fact. We are happy about it and, at the same time, we focus on those aspects where we can further improve our operations,” says Johanna Vuorio, CEO of Nikari. “In the future, we aim to continuously monitor our progress.”
3daysofdesign will once again take place from June 7th to June 9th in Copenhagen. Nikari will be there, alongside Woodnotes, as part of the DDcated event, where we will gather with nearly fifty other companies. This year, DDcated will be held in the magnificent Lapidarium of the Kings Museum. This impressive building served as the brewery of King Christian IV of Denmark and Norway in the 1500s and 1600s. Today, it houses a significant royal collection of sculptures, stone figures, and plaster models. See you in Copenhagen!