How a bench and a factory can change the world | Jan Christian Vestre | TEDxGreenStreet
The Thingary | Fredrik Salhus | TEDxBærekraftigeliv
Jan Christian Vestre shows the passion behind how and why “social furniture” can impact everyone for the greater good.
As CEO of Vestre Furniture, their sustainable business model through a circular economy proves to change one neighborhood at a time. Vestre is currently building the world’s most environmentally friendly furniture factory in Norway.
Jan Christian Vestre was an inaugural speaker of TEDxGreenStreet Climate Countdown.
Twitter: @vestrefurniture Jan Christian Vestre is the CEO of the Norwegian family-owned company Vestre, one of Europe’s most successful manufacturers of urban furniture. He has a Master’s degree in law studies from the University of Oslo and has previously worked as a political adviser in the Norwegian Ministry of Trade and Industry and in the Norwegian Parliament.
Jan Christian believes that designers, city planners, and manufacturers must contribute to achieving the UN’s 17 sustainability goals and that today’s most important task is to create arenas for everyday democracy. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx