For the redevelopment of St. Martin Hall at Duquesne University, Monmade procured a 79-piece art package featuring art systems and prints from 10 local producers. For the client, Monmade worked closely with Studio Løkken to curate eye-catching, durable art solutions for the renovation of this 14-story apartment-style dormitory. Five key design themes informed our selections for the budget-friendly collection spanning nearly 700 square feet of wall space throughout the property.
Alternate Histories · Gingerly Press · Glenn Olcerst · Hanna Dausch · Jessica Alpern Brown · KloRebel Art Co. · KMJ Metalworks · Nicole Renee Ryan · Savannah Hayes · Stak Ceramics
From playful to sophisticated, the design themes allowed us to vary the works of selected artists through design and finish options — which kept costs in line with the client’s budget while offering aesthetic variety. Selections included geometric cut-metal panels, prints on wood and metal panels, carved wood mirrors, framed architectural photographs and drawings, and wall discs in acrylic and ceramic.
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Monmade’s holistic approach to sustainability is described by our Dimensions of Sustainability. Rooted in our team’s knowledge of responsible manufacturing processes for small businesses, our six defined dimensions inform our assessments of artisan producers and their products. Our producers and their products achieve a dimension when they meet one or more of that dimension’s defined criteria.
Using sustainable materials including recycled, reclaimed, or bio-based materials, prioritizing sustainable vendors and local sourcing, minimizing environmental impact of facility and/or manufacturing waste, publicizing sustainability practices, planning for responsible growth
Manufacturing at and/or within 100 miles of primary business location, using renewable energy sources, reducing energy consumption, reducing water consumption, measuring carbon footprint, seeking reduction of use of non-renewable resources
Products contributing to safe indoor and/or outdoor air quality, using low-to-zero VOC adhesives/sealants/finishes/paints, products comply with specific industry standards including UL and ADA, providing adequate safety and personal protection equipment for employees, safely using/storing/disposing of materials and/or finishes, using and/or encouraging green cleaning methods for products, recommending responsible installation and/or maintenance of products
Business is women and/or minority owned, workforce is more than 50% women and/or minorities, located in an LMI area, hiring local workforce, contributing portion of profits to charitable organizations, practicing public stewardship, offering employee benefits, providing wage transparency
Designing products for zero-impact, reuse, and the elimination of waste throughout the entire life-cycle of the product. A circular system often includes (but not limited to) using sustainable materials (e.g. bio-based, reclaimed), safe and efficient manufacturing, durability, using sustainable packaging materials, and a plan for end-of-life
Indicates when producers/products/ product components are independently certified/verified for their environmental attribute claims by a third-party organization; certifications/ verifications can be for single attribute claims such as FSC or multiple attribute claims such as EPD, HPD, and life-cycle analysis