Nina Tolstrup
Pallet Chairs
Pallet wood

“Think global, act local” has become a catch phrase for many designers today, and yet viable, effective, and perhaps most importantly, desirable examples of ethical and sustainable design are thin on the ground. Technology is not the enemy here; just as the music and film industries have, albeit out of necessity, experienced a seismic shift to make media more democratic, more interactive, so the design industry needs a radical makeover in its methods of design, production, distribution and consumption to provide a meaningful solution to increasing shortages of materials and rising concerns at the effects of global capitalism. I do not pretend to have the answer to these very big, and very real, problems; nevertheless, with Pallet Furniture I have been trying to shift my way of working and thinking of design.