La Maison TURRINI, the all story
Unconditional respect for the environment
Throughout its furniture manufacturing chain, La Maison Turrini House puts protecting the environment as its priority. Over the years, it has constantly looked to improve its processes in order to go all the way to achieving zero impact in terms of the release of VOCs (volatile organic compounds).
In the Turrini workshops, examples of environmental improvements are numerous. The company has set up a water curtain booth to capture dust from, for example, sanding furniture. Since 2004, liquid waste containing the dust has been removed by specialists. The waters of the Scave River are spared any pollution. This approach is supported financially by the Pays de la Loire – Brittany Water Agency.
Water-based colors and varnish
The wood used for the manufacture of Turrini furniture comes from sustainably managed forests (PEFC label). When it arrives in the workshop, there is no question of denaturing it with chemicals. It is treated with water. All colors and varnishes used for finishing are made from “hydro” (water) applications, devoid of VOC (volatile organic compounds) and therefore environmentally friendly. Wooden slatted panels and not plywood, no solvent and no VOC emissions.
Optimized recycling of waste
La Maison Turrini has also opted for cardboard packaging with a low impact on the environment, which is easily recyclable. All metal waste is carefully pressed. Varnish pots are aspirated. Special industrial waste (SIW) is monitored by the Pays de la Loire – Brittany Water Agency, so as to certify the company’s respectful approach. PMMA waste is collected by a specialized company.
All these improvements in sustainable development would not have been possible if La Maison Turrini had not conducted extensive work behind the scenes, through the drafting of environmental charters. ‘We have always wanted to combine environmental, social and societal aspects. But we’re not just talking good intentions. We have provided ourselves with the resources and have acted with rigor,’ says Christian Turrini. ‘We apply a procedure, putting the required policy into place, before exposing ourselves to external audit conducted by a Swiss firm.’
The presence of an environmental engineer QSE (Quality Safety Environment) internally has allowed the company to carry through its energy transition. The staff have received specialized training to learn new concepts, including sorting methods. With all this work in the background and thorough compliance with specifications, La Maison Turrini obtained ISO 14001 in 2011-2012 (environmental standard)..
2012: ISO 14001 Certification (Varzy – 58)
1992: It all began with a single craftsman, Christian TURRINI
1995: Beginning of association with Roche-Bobois. The SARL (limited liability company) Mobilier Turrini is set up.
1996: Production of a complete collection for Roche Bobois. The company now employed 3 people and the business was moved into a 300 square meter space.
1997: Increase of the surface area to 600 square meters, one for administrative employee.
1999: The company undertakes a 2500 m2 construction program to quantitatively and qualitatively meet increasingly demanding customer requests
2001: Construction of a showroom to present prototypes and new collections
2004: Expansion of the workshop, 6320 m2 in total
2004: Takeover of DAVID LANGE in Varzy (58) specialist in Daquacryl® products
2005: ISO 14001 Certification (Pont Scorff – 56)
2008: Renewal of ISO 14001 certification
2009: ISO 9001 Certification (Pont Scorff – 56)
2010: Opening of the DAVID LANGE online store for PMMA® products
2012: Creation of La Maison TURRINI
2012: Premiere of the BEE Collection at the off-design festival in Milan. Awarded the design observer prize for the BEE chaise-longue
2012: ISO 14001 (Varzy – 58) Certification