A showroom focusing on sustainable design and construction has opened in Marylebone in London.
EDGE (Eco Design Green Environment) will showcase green brands and serve as an environmental hub where eco-conscious suppliers and specifiers such as construction companies, architects and interior designers can connect.
The 2,400 sq ft centre will display cutting-edge solutions considered at the forefront of the sustainable design movement.
Spanning three floors, EDGE offers an evolving, design-centred showcase of educational and aesthetic materials, collaborative workspaces, with on-hand advice for professionals and the public.
George Papatheodorou, CEO of EDGE, said: “At a time when the debate surrounding humankind’s impact on the earth, its climate and the people who inhabit it continues to intensify, it is more important than ever that we have a responsible attitude to material specification.
“To do so requires makers and manufacturers to take a considered approach to sustainability.
“We do not believe that materials designed to reduce their negative social and environmental impact should ever hinder innovation - if anything, they should enhance it.”
The hub will host both large, established brands as well as small independents, offering everything from walls and floor materials to sustainable furniture.