Fresh on the heels of our Living Well Summit at the Sunset Marquis in Los Angeles in early November, where we partnered with Luxe Magazine to celebrate Wellness by Design, we are feeling refreshed and delighted to share with you all the details of this very special gathering.
The second in its series, the Luxe Living Well Summit hosted by Kate Kelly Smith, EVP and Managing Director, Luxe Interiors + Design and Pamela Jaccarino, VP, Editor in Chief, Luxe Interiors + Design brought thought leaders together to discuss and learn about living well by design. Six speakers from various fields in the area of interior design and architecture lead us through their practice and ethos of what it means to live in a more conscious way about wellness and sustainability. To see the programming, click here: Wellness Summit 2023 day-of schedule
HOW SHE BUILT THIS: A PRIMER IN HOW TO OPERATE AS A LOW-WASTE DESIGN PRACTICE by Kathryn Soter, Executive Director, Good Future Design Alliance
Kathryn is the Executive Director of the Good Future Design Alliance (GFDA), a community of architects, interior designers, builders, and product manufacturers who are passionate about reducing waste and are joining forces to design a better future. Kathryn spoke about how we as professionals can make a difference by making small changes in our daily practices as with an intention toward sustainability. One way designers can make a difference is by choosing to buy from Just-in-Time manufacturers, who practice lean manufacturing and offer made-to-order goods. She was speaking about Nathan Anthony.
About seven years ago, our co-founder and CEO, Khai, made a decision to model the lean manufacturing system rooted in the Toyota Production System. Lean manufacturing is a strategic approach focused on eliminating waste, optimizing processes, and maximizing value for customers. It emphasizes continuous improvement, efficiency, and respect for people. By streamlining operations, reducing excess inventory, and fostering a culture of innovation and problem-solving, lean principles aim to enhance productivity and quality while minimizing costs. Through techniques like Just-in-Time production, companies like us embrace flexibility and responsiveness, enabling them to adapt swiftly to changing market demands.
Ultimately, lean manufacturing isn’t just about cutting waste—it’s a philosophy that drives sustainable growth and empowers organizations to deliver greater value to their customers while remaining competitive in today’s dynamic business landscape.
Here at Nathan Anthony, we’re passionate about low waste. This summit was not only very informative, but also gave us the opportunity to engage in meaningful conversations and make great new connections. Was a beautiful day! Thank you Luxe and Sandow Media!
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