A mini whiteboard for all your ideas !
The Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel was looking for a gift to give during the launch of their new CoLab 3 space. After brainstorming together, they chose our mini-board made of recycled metal.
The positive impacts of our mini-boards
Economic spinoffs – One of our most important commitments and values is to design local products and work with local entrepreneurs. For this project, we worked with the Montreal designers Machine Design Appliqué. The metal was cut and moulded by a Quebec manufacturer, and the coloured paint as well as the engraving we done in our studio here in Montreal. This means that 5 local businesses were involved in the creation process of this product.
Environmental impacts – As we mentioned, the manufacturers are located in Montreal and the production is local. Therefore the mini-board only traveled within the province of Quebec – meaning less than 20 miles. This means not much greenhouse gas was produced overall — that’s a win for the company!
Social benefits – By handing out a locally made product, Fairmont is putting the spotlight on local products and showing off the creativity of Canadian designers. The company is therefore positioning itself to promote local talent.
Fairmont – A role model for our Ecoleaders
Fairmont can see the impact it makes by choosing a local supplier: it encourages local creativity, minimizes environmental impacts and supports jobs in the country. This strategy is in line with its mission and overall vision.