The sustainable materials favored by Manaly designers

The design industry is increasingly focusing on environmental sustainability, trying to adopt eco-friendly materials to reduce the impact of creations, especially temporary ones, typical of our sector, intended for events, fairs and exhibitions, etc. These productions can generate a significant environmental impact due to the production of waste and energy consumption.

In this article, we’ll explore three of Manaly’s designers’ favorite sustainable materials and see how using these innovative solutions is revolutionizing the exhibition industry.

PEFC certified wood and Legno Veneto

Wood has always been one of the most used materials in design and architecture, but its production can have a significant impact on the environment. Here in Manaly, we have embraced environmental sustainability for years, so much so that we became part of the Veneto Wood Consortium and, subsequently, obtained the PEFC certification. PEFC guarantees that the wood comes from sustainably managed forests, respecting environmental, social and economic standards; Legno Veneto, on the other hand, is produced using exclusively trees from Veneto forests, minimizing transport and the environmental impact associated with this process. Whenever possible, thanks to the use of these sustainable materials, our designers create structures and furnishings with an eco-friendly history, contributing to the conservation of natural resources.

A tangible example can be found in the project created for Veneto Agricoltura, in which tradition has been enhanced through a “green” approach, demonstrating how sustainability, aesthetics and functionality can coexist harmoniously with nature. Read more here!

Sustainable materials: stabilized moss

Another sustainable material used by our designers is stabilized moss. It is a form of natural greenery that undergoes a special treatment to preserve its freshness and softness over time, without requiring maintenance or water. Preserved moss not only adds a natural and organic touch to design creations, but it is also an environmentally friendly choice, as the stabilization process uses less energy and resources than other forms of vegetation conservation. This unique material is ideal for green walls, decorative panels and interior fittings, creating a relaxing and natural environment without sacrificing the well-being of the ecosystem.

Manaly has used it expertly and creatively on multiple occasions. Two examples are the CTS stand at the ITMA fair in Milan and the HGears stand at Eurobike.
Click here to see the CTS booth and read the HGears insight here!

Linoleum

Linoleum is another material loved by Manaly’s designers for its sustainability and versatility. Unlike plastic and other synthetic materials, linoleum is mainly made from natural raw materials, such as linseed oil, resins, cork powder and natural pigments. This biodegradable material is an environmentally friendly choice for floor and wall coverings, as it does not release harmful substances into the environment and requires less energy to produce than similar synthetic materials. Furthermore, linoleum offers a wide range of colors and finishes, allowing designers to create sustainable aesthetic solutions without compromising style and functionality.

The floor of the Zara pop-up created for the Milan Fuorisalone, in which the main themes were the brand’s innovations from a sustainable point of view, was created with Linoleum. Read more  here!

The materials described above are just a few examples of how sustainability can be integrated into the creative process. Choosing to use them for our stands demonstrates how sustainable design can be a driving force for a better future, where beauty and ethics come together to create a healthier and more planet-friendly environment.

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