Story at a glance:
- Greenington’s new Danica chair comes in two colors, red and gray.
- The chairs are made from sustainably sourced bamboo.
- Danica draws inspiration from Scandinavian designs and focuses on comfort.
Founded in 2004, Greenington has long been creating high-quality sustainable furniture with a zero-waste manufacturing process. The Kent, Washington–based company has more than 20 years experience manufacturing high-quality bamboo products and is a founding member of the Sustainable Furnishings Council. Greenington most recently created the Scandinavian-inspired Danica chair, bringing a comfortable, modern, and sustainable touch to any space.
“The Danica chair is an introduction of sustainable material to the modern mid-century design. It’s a combination of material engineering, industrial design, and craftsmanship,” says designer Jim Liu.
Greenington says bamboo is harder than red oak, and the company uses no plywood, particle board, or veneers in its furniture.
These are just some of the design details we love about the Danica chair.
Each Danica chair, which comes in red or gray, has a minimalist design with pronounced curves and an elliptical seat and backrest.
“It’s inspired by the Eames plywood chair. We have settled upon a minimalist approach to shift the iconic aesthetic to Danica chair,” Liu says.
Light Wheat Finish
Crafted in sustainably sourced bamboo, the chair frame’s light wheat finish color is not a stain color. The color is achieved through the process of caramelizing the natural sugars in the bamboo using only heat, steam, and pressure. No stain is used in the earth friendly and environmentally safe mechanical finish.
The Danica chair is made from bamboo from local farms in Washington. Their Moso bamboo is selectively harvested, and it’s hand-cut and acquired from locally owned and managed forests near the factory, significantly reducing the company’s carbon footprint.
The Greenington design team says there are many reasons to use bamboo, including for its sustainability and beauty. Bamboo is known to be one of the fastest growing plants on Earth, and it grows to maturity within five years. It is also organically grown, and the bamboo used by the company is never treated with fertilizers, pesticides, or excess amounts of water.
“Minimal and modern, the elliptical seat and backrest are each crafted from layers of bamboo, each laminated and formed into a sweeping ergonomical shape and angled for comfort. Following the bend of the seat, the shaped front seat support adds elegance to the design,” Liu says.