Quarnge  ChairMöbel Link is the creation of master craftsman Alan Kaniarz.  Alan is a Detroit native born and bred, an instructor at the College for Creative Studies, and a long-time small business owner.  The Möbel Link line was inspired by the interplay of his passion for design with his commitment to environmental sustainability, and the result is an amazing fusion of elegance and comfort, manufactured in Detroit.   All Möbel Link furniture is made from sustainably grown & harvested, formaldehyde-free plywood, and their unique, precision computer-cutting process allows craftspersons to make one Loungerentire chair, bench or table out of a single sheet of plywood. By using 85% of that single sheet, less wood is wasted – resulting in reduced deforestation & far less strain on our nation’s landfills.  At Möbel Link there is no mass-produced furniture. Each chair, table, lounger or bench is created to meet the color and finish specifications of the individual client. And, because each piece is made-to-order, the variety of available woods, finishes and colors is limited only by the customer’s imagination.

Alan has recently released a video about his personal background and Möbel Link, which we think you’ll enjoy.

IUS is working with Alan to find ways of expanding production to create a Detroit-based manufacturing center which will support high-quality jobs providing a living wage.  We are very excited to be working with Alan, and hope you will agree with us that he has a great vision, both artistically and for his business.

 

 
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Möbel Link
IUS is collaborating with Detroit designer Alan Kaniarz to market his Möbel Link handmade furniture, and explore the potential for creating a worker-owned firm to expand production. Click for more details.
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