Coming to an internet connection near you on September 1, 2007 is getknu.com, the consumer products website of Michigan based, Industrial Woodworking Corporation, an OEM for the 3 largest home office manufacturers in the U.S. and a company seriously dedicated to environmental responsibility.
Here are a few of the many steps they’re taking in the pursuit of greener marketing, manufacturing and shipping.
- knú sales will be internet based and with no publishing of wasteful catalogs and mailings
- recycled and re-used materials will be used whenever possible in shipping and manufacturing.
- none of their SCS certified veneers come from rainforest timber
- hardware is constructed of 40% recycled steel and is fully recyclable
- wood components are produced from Forest Stewardship Council certified multi-ply birch
- 90% of their product materials come from regional suppliers within a 50 mile radius of their plant
- they have installed energy efficient heating and lighting systems in their new manufacturing complex
- no contact adhesives are used in manufacturing
- all lamination is zero VOC
- products are shipped UPS direct from the factory – not large national distribution centers
To the products – pictured above and to the right, is the simply named, knú desk #4 which makes a forward-looking, futuristic statement on style and sustainability. Desk #4 is said to inspire the composition of letters to Congressmen on enviro issues and the writing of donaton checks to green orgs…so watch it!
Comes in your choice of 6 green veneers with nickel plated leg levelors and a pencil drawer (of recyclable injection plastic). Sixteen screws and a supplied allen wrench will get you working, or playing, behind this beautiful piece.
You can register right now at their website for a 10% discount on future purchases. Products can be pre-ordered now for 20% discount and a 50% discount on shipping.
pre-order desk #4 and get it discounted for $1,168 @ getknú.com
Remember the September 1st launch date (by which time I hear they’ll have a fancy new website). You can see more of the knú product line of bookcases, entertainment centers, tables, chairs, desks and more