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Sustainability in Design: Exploring Heller Furniture’s Commitment to a Greener Future

  • June 19, 2023

June 12, 2023

On a recent episode of the Spec’d Out podcast hosted by Specrite Interiors Principal Owner, John Erbstoesser, John had the chance to sit down with John Edelman, President and CEO of Heller Furniture. Erbstoesser and Edelman dove deep into the captivating world of Heller Furniture, the renowned furniture design company. Founded by Alan Heller in 1998, the company has carved a niche for itself in the realm of innovative, durable, and modern design. With a focus on producing timeless and iconic pieces that push the boundaries of traditional furniture design, Heller has set a high benchmark in the industry.

Alan Heller’s inaugural product, the Bellini chair, designed by celebrated Italian designer Mario Bellini, is an icon in the world of furniture design. A notable feature of the chair is its thin yet dense legs, a feat achieved by leveraging gas-assisted injection molding technology. With several collaborations with illustrious designers and architects like Doug Garofalo and Frank Gary, Heller has been instrumental in creating a portfolio of products that are nothing short of design masterpieces.

During the podcast, Edelman extolled the virtues of Heller Furniture, particularly its strong commitment to durability, recyclability, and sustainability. By manufacturing all their products in the USA, Heller ensures prompt delivery and contributes to local economies. Their proactive stance towards recycling is another reason why designers and furniture partners consider Heller a go-to solution. Notably, the company’s rocking chair comes with a non-fungible token (NFT) that provides life-long recycling instructions. The two also discussed:

1 – Heller Furniture’s Innovative Design Approach: John Edelman, CEO of Design Within Reach and Edelman Design Group, highlighted Heller Furniture’s distinctive design methodology that combines modern aesthetics with practical functionality.

2 – Sustainability and Local Manufacturing: Heller Furniture is

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