23 Feb '16, 10pm

IKEA pledges to integrate recycling and reproduction:

IKEA pledges to integrate recycling and reproduction:

“We have hit peak stuff.” With that pronouncement—which came during a discussion about business strategies for climate change , hosted by The Guardian in January—Steve Howard, “sustainability chief” for low cost furniture and Swedish meatball behemoth Ikea , pledged his company last month to joining the movement towards reuse and re-imagination, as well as reproduction and recycling, instead of the mindless production of more “stuff.” I hope architects—who, like most of us current and former yuppies, grew up furnishing our homes from the big box store—will listen and follow his example. I have long been a fan of Ikea. It was a bit of a guilty pleasure, in which my husband and I worked hard to blend their products into a home of secondhand modern masterpieces. When Robert A.M. Stern, FAIA, came to visit us a number of years ago, he looked around our oversized new home and p...

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