We met Karen and David Mintz during my husband's employment stint in Vietnam, back in 2014. We hit it off from the time we first met and David and Karen continue to be our long distance friends. They returned to Copenhagen, Denmark and continue to run their bamboo furniture business, designing and marketing their furniture from Copenhagen. Most of the furniture they design is a rage in the EU, Australia and New Zealand.
With a graduate as Cabinetmaker and a Bachelor in Design, David is a product developer with special knowledge of upholstered furniture – household products & furniture in wood, bamboo and metal.
With a Bachelor in Furniture Design and Technology at the London Metropolitan University, Karen Mintz is an award-winning designer from the Royal Society of Arts in the UK and has exhibited at the London Design Museum and The Royal College of Arts, among a number of international fairs in Asia and Europe. Karen is passionate about nature, natural materials and sustainability.
No wonder, the business reflects this passion in their belief that, "to reduce the carbon footprint associated with production, raw materials should be processed close to their natural habitat. Local skills should be developed from a mere craft to a more commercial level so that the value added in terms of knowledge and profit benefits the local population". They're hoping to begin a turnkey project starting with bamboo cultivation, manufacturing and international shipments from India and would welcome bamboo growers in a dialogue with them.
The reason to move production to India being to lessen the carbon footprint created by transport. Since the type of bamboo they use to manufacture furniture does not grow in Europe, they are looking to re-locate the production to India.
Do check their website: www.satzfurniture.com and you could be in touch with them on email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
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