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October 28, 2009
Originally published in Back to Basics

Sustainable design isn’t merely a catchphrase for Mexico City–based industrial designer Emiliano Godoy. The density and environmental tensions of the megalopolis he calls home have both challenged and inspired him to pursue responsible design decisions with his firm, Godoylab, and eco-friendly production practices with Pirwi, the furniture company he launched with Alejandro Castro in 2007.

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The Flex Stool, designed in 2007 and manufactured by Pirwi.
The Flex Stool, designed in 2007 and manufactured by Pirwi.
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Angled Plywood Chairs, or APC, designed in 2007. It won second place that year in the National Design Biennial, Mexico City. Constructed of birch plywood and FSC-certified formaldehyde-free maple and walnut.
Angled Plywood Chairs, or APC, designed in 2007. It won second place that year in the National Design Biennial, Mexico City. Constructed of birch plywood and FSC-certified formaldehyde-free maple and walnut.
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"The Chair", in oak and tan leather, created by Hans Wegner in 1949.
"The Chair", in oak and tan leather, created by Hans Wegner in 1949.
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The Canasta, created in 2008 for Nouvel Studio.
The Canasta, created in 2008 for Nouvel Studio.
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godoy emiliano portrait

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