Design Conformity was established in 2017, since then we’ve been working with retailers, brands, manufacturers and suppliers to introduce clear guidance to improve safety and reduce the carbon impact of fixtures and furniture in commercial store interiors.
To accomplish this, we have assembled an extraordinary team of industry professionals possessing unique insights and extensive experience within the industry.
Our team comprises of leading experts in their respective fields, each of whom has contributed to the dc guidelines. As a dc member, you are able to benefit from a personalised consultation service from any of these industry professionals.
Head of Design & Research
Ecodesign and Resource Efficiency
Sustainable Ways of Working
Retail Furniture Design
We are the first independent quality and sustainability design standard for the retail fixtures and furniture industry.
By adopting our design standard and using our certification process, designers and manufacturers ensure their adherence to quality standards (UKCA and CE) and commitment to sustainable, circular design practice (ISO and GHG) for their customers.
We do not design or supply, we certify.
We work with over a 100 companies to help them reduce and report the carbon impact of their products.
Implementing our circular design standard allows manufacturers to benefit from a continuous carbon reduction process, through a strategy of Reuse, Reduce and Recycle. This reduces manufacturers’ Scope 1 carbon emissions and their customers’ Scope 3 carbon emissions.
A lack of industry standards makes it challenging for furniture manufacturers and suppliers to report the carbon impact of their products.
Our online Design Guide, recommended suppliers database and dc Circular Design Certificate all help to ensure designers meet the required regional standards and report the carbon impact of their products with a Life Cycle Assessment.
Our members are committed to improving their sustainability, moving to achieve Net Zero Carbon targets and supporting their suppliers, partners and customers to do the same. As members of Design Conformity, they are helping pioneer change in the industry and honour their commitment to continuous improvement.
By using the dc Design Guidance, approved suppliers and dc Cirular Design Certification, members are able to create more carbon efficient, cost effective fixtures and installations by measuring:
– Carbon Footprint of Products
– Life Cycle Assessment of products
An interview by Katie Furmston, Head of Design & Research at Design Conformity, speaking to Evannah Jayne, the founder of Terran Industries, …