Our Material Philosophy

Learn about our curated material collection.

Locally Sourced Materials

Using locally sourced materials means fostering a deeper connection with our community and environment. By sourcing materials locally, we ensure that our creations reflect the distinctive character of our region while supporting local economies. This practice reduces our carbon footprint significantly as it minimizes the need for long-distance transportation, aligning with our sustainability goals.

Locally sourced materials contribute to higher quality and durability in our products. We maintain close relationships with our suppliers, ensuring that we only use the best and most sustainable materials available. This commitment to quality translates into furniture that is built to last. It also allows us to be more flexible and innovative in our designs, creating multifunctional pieces that maximize material use and minimize waste. In essence, using locally sourced materials is a cornerstone of our philosophy, enabling us to create beautiful, functional, and sustainable furniture that embodies our values.

Material Lifecycle

Designing with the life cycle of the material in mind is fundamental to our sustainable approach at So Watt. It's not just about creating a beautiful piece of furniture; it's about ensuring that each piece has longevity and adaptability, reducing the need for frequent replacements. Our designs often feature multifunctionality, such as a writing desk that can transform into a home bar or a stool that doubles as a bedside table. This flexibility helps to extend the lifespan of our furniture, making it a valuable part of any space.

So Watt prioritizes materials that can be reused, recycled, or repurposed at the end of their life. For instance, our use of recycled plastic ensures that we are contributing to a circular economy, where materials are continually reused rather than discarded. This approach not only supports environmental sustainability but also promotes a more conscious consumer culture, encouraging long-term thinking about the impact of purchases.

Designing with the life cycle in mind also means being transparent about our processes. We aim to educate and inform about the sustainable choices we make and how these can benefit both people and the environment.

Owning The Process

Being involved in every step of the process is integral to how we operate at So Watt, providing full control and peace of mind. From the initial design concept to the final product, our close collaboration ensures that every vision is realized to the highest standards. This hands-on approach allows us to tailor each piece to meet specific needs and preferences, offering a truly personalized experience.

Our Marrickville workshop is the heart of our operation, where our designers and makers work closely together. This proximity fosters a strong designer-maker relationship, enabling us to prototype and test rigorously. Visitors can explore our showroom, interact with our team, and see firsthand the quality and craftsmanship that goes into every piece. Because we’re involved in every step, we ensure that every material used is sustainably sourced and every piece is meticulously crafted. This comprehensive involvement from start to finish ensures a seamless, worry-free experience, resulting in furniture that is cherished for years to come.

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