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What Houzz contributors are saying:
How can I get my architect, designer or builder on board?“Clients should be asking their designers and architects about the choices available,” Richard says. “For example, if they like the look of concrete, then ask what might be a more sustainable alternative. “Or, if you as the client have found a sustainable material or idea, then show it and ask if it’s viable for the project,” he says. “We’re learning all the time and we should be empowering our clients to feel confident and comfortable having those conversations with professionals.”Tell us…What would you do – and what wouldn’t you do (if anything) – to make your kitchen design more sustainable? Share your thoughts in the Comments section.
On the other hand, design expert Mats Linder – who’s Swedish but who lives in Norway and has researched Norwegian design for more than 20 years – points out that the country has a long design history. Nonetheless, only a few Norwegian designs have become famous around the world. The most prominent is the Tripp Trapp high chair, designed by Peter Opsvik for Stokke, which has sold more than 11.5 million units since its launch in 1972.Tripp Trapp high chair, designed by Peter Opsvik for Stokke, surrounded by Wishbone chairs by Hans J Wegner (above) and Series 7 chairs by Arne Jacobsen (below).