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Sustainable design and product spotlighted at SFC Next Gallery
Sep 3, 2014

The Sustainable Furnishings Council’s SFC NEXT Gallery of curated home furnishings is now on display through Saturday, September 20, at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C. The informative showcase features products from SFC manufacturer members including Gat Creek, Home Trends and Design, McCreary Modern, Nourison, Surya, Thom Filicia Home Collection by Vanguard Furniture and Vaughan-Bassett Furniture Co.
The SFC NEXT Gallery is SFC’s latest consumer-facing initiative designed to raise awareness about sustainability, promote healthy environments inside and outside the home and ultimately encourage consumers to shop for and buy responsibly manufactured home furnishings.

“The SFC NEXT Gallery builds on the momentum generated during our SFC NEXT conference which, months later, continues to earn views and influence both professionals and consumers alike on our YouTube channel,” said SFC Executive Director Susan Inglis. “The vignettes, which were created by SFC retail member Belfort Furniture, make a compelling—and attractive—case for how easy it is to take a small step for the planet as we choose furnishings for our ideal home environment. We really appreciate the Reagan Building’s making it possible for us to share this important lesson.”
Belfort Furniture Visual Merchandising Manager Heidi Nelson curated and designed the SFC NEXT Gallery display, which includes signage that pinpoints featured products’ environmentally responsible attributes.

“While working with both the sponsoring manufacturers and the SFC to create this educational display, the passion that these organizations have for designing beautiful, sustainable, quality furnishings was evident every step of the way,” said Matt Huber, Executive VP of Belfort Furniture. “Belfort Furniture is excited to educate and even inspire the public by featuring stylish, sustainable furniture. The SFC NEXT Gallery demonstrates that sustainability isn’t restricted to a single style or price point; making better choices for the environment can fit in with anyone’s lifestyle.”

The Sustainable Furnishings Council is dedicated to promoting healthy environments inside and outside, providing the most comprehensive information on environmental, safety and health issues in the industry and championing initiatives that improve products and processes.
The SFC NEXT Gallery display is located in the heavily trafficked Atrium Gallery on the Concourse Level of the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center (1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW), currently the largest structure in Washington, D.C., and headquarters for the United States Environmental Protection Agency, among many others.

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