We live in a crazy time
This Pause Chair in Black Walnut, this exact one was the first sample when this style was launched four years ago. Since then, it becomes a memorable piece that our boss uses it every single day. See the shine, and It has been worn in so gracefully and beautifully with all the years of use. Sure it's still going strong for many many years.
We live in a crazy time - things are poorly produced and meant to fall apart in a few uses at a meagre cost, driving consumers to keep buying and replacing. And what even crazy is for some reason, we agree and accept that things are crappy because they are cheap, and it’s okay to keep replacing it. But to be honest, that's not okay. On the ethical and sustainable side, it's crucial for all of us to remember that the objects we buy were made by real human hands somewhere in the world, and made of resources that we took from the planet.
As designers, we don't want our work to deplete resources, so we designed objects to age gracefully, to wear in not out. By default, this means a higher-quality object that can last a lifetime. This is not a piece that will break down or look terrible after a year of use. The piece likely costs more than the alternatives, but it's unlikely to be replacing it multiple times.
Every purchase is an investment. You're investing in the people who design and make it, the future of the planet by choosing quality products that don’t need to be replaced often only to end up in our landfills.