LOS ANGELES—JL Furnishings (JLF)/lone meadow, a producer of fully sustainable hospitality seating, has partnered with ForrestPerkins, a renowned hospitality design firm, to create a chic new seating collection—ForrestPerkins for lone meadow. As with all JLF/lone meadow furnishings, the collection exemplifies the firm’s commitment to bringing sustainable practices and progressive designs to the hospitality industry.
With 20 pieces, ranging from side chairs to sofas, the new line will offer designers and hoteliers a wide assortment of elegant, custom seating options to suit most every design concept while providing peace of mind through the knowledge that each piece was thoughtfully designed and responsibly manufactured to the highest environmental standards.
“JLF/lone meadow recognizes that the future of sustainable hospitality design is twofold,” says Jeff Lazar, founder and CEO of JLF/lone meadow. “Not only is there a need to continue developing sustainable materials and innovative methods of green manufacturing, but there is also the need to educate up-and-coming generations of designers and inspire them to select sustainable materials for their designs.”
To create the collection, JLF/lone meadow partnered with ForrestPerkins to host an internal design competition. The competition challenged the firm’s designers to create a line of hospitality seating using environmentally friendly materials. With more than 25 entries submitted, five talented designers were chosen to create the new fully sustainable collection of luxury seating.
The Work of Five Designers
Seamlessly incorporating luxury, quality, comfort and value with eco-friendly materials, the ForrestPerkins for lone meadow collection reflects the talent of five gifted designers: Alison Corbett, Tonya Grine, Brooke Traeger, Danielle Peacox and Melissa Dosier. The 20-piece seating collection features works such as side chairs boasting distinctive hardware accents, a sleek minimalist chaise accented with a plush, bolster pillow headrest and a unique sofa with a rounded silhouette.
Furthermore, the complete line embodies the lone meadow 100-percent solution which incorporates the use of sustainable woods such as Forest Stewardship Council-certified North American hardwood, bamboo and kirei board, 100-percent recycled foam, recycled post-consumer steel hardware and water-based finishes that emit the lowest Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs). Additionally, all ForrestPerkins for lone meadow pieces are upholstered with an exclusive line of sustainable fabrics from Valley Forge’s FRESH collection.
“One of my favorite aspects of this collection is that it incorporates the use of sustainable materials throughout the entire piece, both in the structural elements and surface materials,” says Tonya Grine, junior interior designer at ForrestPerkins. “Quite a few pieces in the collection utilize such innovative products as kirei board and reclaimed zebra bamboo in place of typical wood veneers, which add a unique touch to the collection. It is amazing to realize that this collection can offer progressive and fully sustainable furnishings without compromising the look and comfort in any way.”
Building upon their commitment to sustainable practices, JLF/lone meadow and Valley Forge have developed the foundation of the Cradle to Cradle certification program. The program will offer hospitality companies the opportunity to recycle worn upholstery on the ForrestPerkins for lone meadow collection and replace it with new environmentally friendly Valley Forge FRESH fabrics. JLF/lone meadow will arrange to reupholster the pieces with new fabric and send the old fabric to local or regional reclamation centers.