I had another madeinhungary post lined up for today, but fab messed up wit my plans. See, I get this newsletter in my inbox. Sometimes I have a look, more times I don't, not time to browse. I am happy today was the day I did have a look and I discovered Magno.
Nevertheless, I love his philosophy
As a wood consumer, I feel morally responsible towards replacing the
woods that I have used. This will ensure that all manufacturing
activities that I conducted would not destroy the nature. I do this by
replanting every single wood that I've used from the forest. The amount
of wood replanted and selected is based on our yearly wood consumption,
suitable age for wood to be grown and cut, and the requirement of land
per tree. We estimated that for the 40 people we could employ, we could
have replanted one to two hectares of land with our selected wood.
Currently, Kandangan has almost no forest land. The population is about
4.000 people. If we are to employ the whole population of Kandangan, we
will abolish unemployment but most importantly, for every people we
employ, we will generate more woods through our forest regeneration
programs. Additionally, based on our current income, we receive USD
2.500-3.000 per month; enough to sustain 10 employees. If we are to
employ 1000 villagers we would have received USD 250.000-300.000 per
month - more than enough to sustain our village life.
See those amounts? Go buy some radios on fab!
And how about this
None of Magno products are coated. We only apply wooden oil to
finish them. This finishing is not going to completely protect our
products. However, it will give a chance to its owner to feel the wood
and also to care for the wood, as the care of its owner is the only real
protection of the products. I disagree with the maintenance-free
approach in products. We must maintain and take care of products we buy.
This is what I call as a moral obligation between product's owner and
For me this is the ultimate designer!