One of my favourite quotes is this one by American singer and social activist Pete Seeger:
“If it can't be reduced, reused, repaired, rebuilt, refurbished, refinished, resold, recycled or composted, then it should be restricted, redesigned or removed from production”.
Isn’t it just brilliant? These words sum up how I feel about interior design: Why should we buy discardable bits of furniture when we have wonderful pieces that are already made, with real craftsmanship, and that can be reused for generations?
I try to follow Pete’s advice (the quote is actually part of a song!) in everything I visualize for Bala Interiors. More than a shop, I see Bala as a seal for sustainability and craftsmanship in interior design. That is what gives me a real purpose, and is the main guideline in every step of our work, from salvaging vintage items and repurposing industrial pieces to packing them with recycled materials.
It is a small part that we play in a fight against the destruction of our environment. Now is the time to take real action to try and save our wildlife, with less plastic, no mass produced things, and green energy. Please do go to the Extinction Rebellion’s website to understand the importance of this issue.