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The Eco Townhouse (English Article)

During London Design Festival 2018 Danish design company Montana addressed the importance of minimising the environmental impact when decorating homes. The exhibition is called The Eco Townhouse, and is luckily still to be found at The Skandium Townhouse in South Kensington, for the next month.

PRESS RELEASE from Montana
In connection with London Design Festival 2018 Frame Award-winning Danish furniture company Montana will decorate Skandium’s four-story townhouse in London’s South Kensington district. Montana represents Denmark’s oldest furniture family and has been invited by Skandium to implement the transformation of their South Kensington location to The Eco Townhouse.

An ever-increasing number of people are looking to minimize environmental impact when decorating their homes, turning to sustainable technology, and interior and architectural innovation. Thus, Skandium and Montana aim not just to curate a collection of responsible design, but to demonstrate that it can be a vibrant, beautiful and liveable solution to interior design and seek inspiration, when decorating their homes with sustainable technology, interior design and architectural innovation.

Quality Equals Sustainability

“We have always thought that Montana will only survive if the business runs on good values, so to speak, and maintains high ethical standards. Companies are the most powerful drivers in terms of changing the world to a better place. Companies are no longer measured in terms of profit or being the world’s best. They are increasingly being measured by being best FOR the world. This is our philosophy, too,” says Joakim Lassen, CEO Montana. “Sustainability is profitable. That is why we work according to high quality standards ensuring that our furniture will survive from generation to generation and can be moved from room to room as the home’s needs change,” Joakim Lassen continues.

Montana holds the following ISO certifications among other certifications: ISO 14001 (Environment), ISO 18001 (Occupational health and safety management systems). Montana only used PEFC certified wood for the furniture making sure that new trees are planted and no children are involved in the production process anywhere in the supply chain. Since 2007, Montana has exclusively used water-based lacquer colours, which neither smell nor contain solvents.

Montana modules carries the Danish Indoor Climate Label and manufacturers in Denmark, the home country. Montana gives back money locally in Funen, Denmark in terms of refugee days, open-house days, cultural institutions, and NGOs. Montana is constantly striving to obtain all the newest certifications.

The Eco Townhouse

In London the world comes together and therefore Montana has taken inspiration from the multicultural and colourful cultures of London, when decorating the Skandium townhouse. All floors will be finished with furniture, lighting and accessories from Skandium’s catalogue, and each piece accompanied with their individual story of sustainability.

Some of the most colourful communities in London are undoubtedly the Indian and Arabic cultures and their vibrant and powerful colour universes – block colours, draped textiles and spices draws you in and creates a vibe of Marrakesh and India, activating all senses and underlining the theme of sustainability.

Charlie Perry, Managing Director of Skandium, says: “The Skandium Townhouse has been a pioneering space for us since its inception in 2017 – and we are thrilled to collaborate with Montana in transforming it into a hub of sustainability. Scandinavian suppliers stand head and shoulders above the rest of the world when it comes to mitigating the environmental and even social impact of their products, and as such, Skandium is populated with superlative examples of sustainable, responsible design. We look forward to raising the bar.”

Place: The Skandium Townhouse, 31 Thurloe Place, London, SW7 2HQ

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