el: FURNITURE is an award-winning Chicago-area furniture and kitchen design firm that specializes in dovetailing stylish design with environmentally sound materials and manufacturing practices.
el: Environmental Language, now known as el: FURNITURE, LLC was created in 2001. Ms. Salisbury spent the first two years doing research and product development with assistance from an environmental consultant. As a result of their collaboration, she developed an environmental protocol that became the foundation for the entire company, dictating el’s core values and all business decisions.
el launched its premiere collection in 2003, making it among the first in the U.S. to design high-end, residential furniture and kitchen cabinetry while meeting the most stringent environmental and performance standards available. el exceeds all LEED requirements and is GreenSpec listed.
el : FURNITURE is manufactured locally in the Chicago area utilizing improved sustainable processes that assure higher environmental principles in their fabrication. Each piece undergoes a rigorous evaluation process to determine the ecological value of its sustainable solutions. el’s design protocol, therefore, is every bit form and function as it is materials and processes. el is committed to constantly improve upon its sustainable solutions while using nature as its mentor.