Green Leap Safran Everyday

Safran Everyday

Safran Everyday was created out of artist Maia Leppo’s desire to provide simple, beautiful, functional objects, including jewelry and homewares. Inspired by botanicals and architecture, Maia brings her fresh sense of design to expand into homeware like planters, towel holders, and hooks. With Green Leap, she expands Safran Everyday’s product now includes modular wall planters.

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New Products Developed with Monmade

Designed to mix and match, Safran Everyday’s Color Pops Wall Planters boast whimsical, modern shapes and colors. Adding the ready-to-hang, lightweight planters transform greenery into works of art while also helping to improve air quality and environmental comfort for interior spaces. Additionally, these planters now offer a Declare label and are Living Building Challenge compliant and feature Red List approved materials.

“With Green Leap, I am exploring types of product interior designers and architects are looking for. I am also building my knowledge of the on what to look for when working with manufacturers and how to find companies that work with sustainability in mind.”

Maia Leppo

Featured Product Specifications

The planters’ “fold-up” design minimizes material waste and eliminates welding during production. Like Safran Everyday’s overall product collection, Color Pops Wall Planters are made from sustainable, low-VOC powder-coated steel. Color Pops Planters are available in two sizes, Square and Long, which feature a wavy edge design. Snap Caps may be coordinated to planter color or in contrasting single- or mix-hues for added visual interest.

Practical Good Design

Monmade’s collection also features Safran Everyday Color Pops Wall Hooks. Available in the same standard and custom color palette as Maia’s wall planters, the Double and Multi Wall Hooks offer durable and eye-catching storage solutions for office and home organization.

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sustainablyMonmade Insights 

Through our assessment her studio and production manufacturing practices, Safran Everyday achieves four of Monmade’s six dimensions of sustainability: environment, climate, human health, and social equity.

  • Woman-owned creative business with a studio at theBrew House, a non-profit art center on Pittsburgh’s South Side. The Brew House was once a former brewery and was renovated within the last ten years, offering artist studios, lofts, and a gallery.
  • Producer lives within a 10-mile radius of her studio and rides her bike to work.
  • Producer’s primary production partners are within 300 miles of her studio, including a steel producer in Honeybrook, PA (268 miles) and a powder-coater in Freedom, PA (50 miles).
  • Planters are made from durable steel, which is manufactured from recycled rather than virgin materials. Powder-coating provides a low-VOC finish.
  • By using cold processes (bolts, rivets, or fasteners) instead of welding for production, producer helps reduce materials or other manufacturing processes harmful to human health and the environment.
  • Products encourage incorporating nature into interior spaces. Plants help to clean the air naturally and provide a calming effect on occupants and visitors by offering a connection to nature.
  • Color Pops Wall Planters are Declare labeled.

Learn more about Monmade’s holistic approach to sustainability.