Story at a glance:
- Head of Marble—a carbon negative furniture company— just launched its first ergonomic chair.
- The Ergonomic chair is locally crafted and heirloom quality, ensuring it will last and can be passed on.
- All of Head of Marble’s furniture is sustainable and ethically produced.
With work from home seemingly here to stay, consumer demand for ergonomic products has skyrocketed. Finding the right set of furniture to maintain a positive and efficient workspace can be tricky, but there are some good options when it comes to creating a sustainable home office environment. Recently, Jersey City-based Head of Marble—a carbon negative furniture company— launched its latest design: the very first carbon negative Ergonomic Chair.
“We measure every emission that results in our product’s life cycles, from prototyping them to manufacturing, from packaging to the moment it arrives at our customer’s door,” says Mark Samsonovich, the founder and designer of Head of Marble. Samsonovich is on a mission to fill average American homes with sustainable furniture. “Not only is every product sold carbon negative, but every action the company takes is carbon negative.”
Here are some of our favorite design details.
The new Ergonomic Chair offers an iconic, fully adjustable design that was built to chiropractic standards, making it ideal for home offices. It comes with finished and painted solid wood components connected to a steel frame and three cushions for the seat, back, and headrest that can come in either boucle or herringbone tweed.
The chair is crafted locally with lumber and steel sourced in the USA, eliminating the need for long ocean journeys and overseas manufacturing. This works to effectively decrease the heavy carbon footprint that the industry has been known to produce.
“Our entire operation is hyper-local. Every major component of the Ergonomic Chair is fabricated by a local craftsperson or family business that’s within a short driving distance from my home in Jersey City,” Samsonovich says.
With keeping the craftsmanship so close, Head of Marble can also ensure the heirloom quality of their product hoping it will outlive its owner and be passed on for generations.
“Our goal is that this chair will stay in your family for 100 or more years. By making great quality products, we’re hoping consumers will start to prefer buy-it-for-life furniture over disposable furniture,” Samsonovich says.
Head of Marble has been verified carbon negative since 2020 and has worked to offset its carbon footprint by three times more than the industry standard. Keeping the materials nationally sourced and the manufacturing local is just one part of their sustainability and ethics code.
The wood finishes that are used are both zero VOC and nontoxic. All of their product parts are easily replaceable, ensuring longevity while also decreasing post-consumer waste.