Nook brings an inclusive approach to sustainability

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By: Hannah Lee | Jun 29, 2021

There is a real focus on events building back in a more sustainable fashion. But what does sustainability really encompass? Furniture design specialist Nook argues that, within this sustainability picture, inclusivity must play a central role.

MPI member and Nook founder David O’Coimin comments: “Yes, responsible sourcing and recycling at end of life - or end of event - are key. But we don’t only see sustainability in terms of the materials used in the product build – it’s also about the impact of that product in its environment and, crucially, on its users.

“Can ‘sustainable’ events that only work for a section of society really claim to be sustainable? We’d suggest not. So, Nooks are designed in line with the UN Sustainability Development Goals (SDG’s) and with inclusion as a central concept.

“It’s about creating experiences which are improved for everyone – where nobody is left behind. Events can take a real leadership position here.”

It's an approach that is turning influential heads. Nook has also now been officially recognised as a Certified Autism Resource. And Nook has been added to the post-Covid portfolios of FIRA Barcelona, RAI Amsterdam and the Business Design Centre London, among others.

Check out more about the Nook ethos and see the full range of Nook solutions here.



Hannah Lee


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