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Our Journey: Crafting a Sustainable Legacy at Biosofa
THE BIOSOFA FAMILY STORY

Crafting a Sustainable Legacy for our Children.

Rooted in seven generations of Italian design, the Biosofa journey took a transformative turn with the arrival of our children.

Today, it's more than exquisite furniture; it's a commitment to creating a sustainable, healthier world for their future.

Explore the legacy that fuels our passion.

biosofa founders davide barzaghi and christine sintermann in the biosofa workshop
biosofa family portrait, davide barzaghi with his daughter
biosofa global sustainability furniture
biosofa family portrait
Petroleum Industry Impact on Standard SofasPetroleum Industry Impact on Standard Sofas
THE SECRET TRUTH ABOUT SOFAS

Decoding the Hidden Contents of Your Sofa

Imagine returning home to unwind, sinking into your sofa, unaware of what you are sitting on. Most often, you're relaxing on more trouble than you realize...

Regardless of how much you invested in that sofa, standard sofas since the 1950s harbor a common secret:

  • Up to 40 kg of petroleum-based plastic foam
  • Glued plywood
  • Synthetic upholstery and threads
  • Plastic joints and feet
  • Fire retardants and preservatives
THE SECRET TRUTH ABOUT SOFAS

Decoding the Hidden Contents of Your Sofa

Imagine returning home to unwind, sinking into your sofa, unaware of what you are sitting on. Most often, you're relaxing on more trouble than you realize...

Regardless of how much you invested in that sofa, standard sofas since the 1950s harbor a common secret:

  • Up to 40 kg of petroleum-based plastic foam
  • Glued plywood
  • Synthetic upholstery and threads
  • Plastic joints and feet
  • Fire retardants and preservatives
Decaying Sofa: The Consequences of Standard FurnitureDecaying Sofa: The Consequences of Standard Furniture
UNVEILING THE IMPACT

The Hidden Costs of Standard Furniture

Standard furniture poses a significant environmental threat due to its challenging recycling process.

Disposing of these pieces contributes to issues such as compromised indoor air quality, overwhelming landfills, and the release of microplastics into water sources.

Microplastics: The Environmental Impact of Standard FurnitureMicroplastics: The Environmental Impact of Standard Furniture
A CALL TO TRANSFORMATION

Davide's Evolution: From Tradition to Responsibility

Davide Barzaghi's childhood in the family's furniture factories set the stage for a destined legacy.

However, a university revelation about "life-cycle assessment" ignited a transformative journey.

Questioning the design's responsibility, Davide aimed for products designed not just for use but also mindful disposal.

university class about lifecycle assessment and circular design
designing with natural latex - eco sustainable biosofa furniture
the planet earth: responsible furniture
Aimo Barzaghi, Craftsmanship Legacy in Biosofa's WorkshopAimo Barzaghi, Craftsmanship Legacy in Biosofa's Workshop
PIVOTAL MOMENT OF CHANGE

A Family Redefined: Legacy and Innovation Unite

The turning point for Davide and Christine, expecting their first child, Rafael, ushered in a commitment to change for future generations.

Collaborating with Danilo and Aimo, his father and grandfather, Davide delved into traditional techniques and materials, reinventing the family's legacy.

The Biosofa journey began – learning from craftsmen of the pre-plastic era, and creating a path of legacy and innovation.

Davide Barzaghi Embracing Fatherhood, Balancing Family and InnovationDavide Barzaghi Embracing Fatherhood, Balancing Family and Innovation