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Sustainability at Robert Allen



July 28, 2022

Contact: Madison R. Welch

Lead Marketing Coordinator


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BRISTOL, PA - Robert Allen is proud to announce their newest brand, Pirwi. An award winning contemporary design brand, Pirwi’s furniture collection is rooted in sustainability and the concept of environmental and social responsibility. Known for their exploration of alternative processes in manufacturing and award winning innovation, we are thrilled to introduce Pirwi as Robert Allen’s newest brand.

Pirwi was founded in 2007 by designers Alejandro Castro and Emiliano Godoy. With the original collection starting from 10 pieces, it has now grown to an assortment well into the hundreds with the collaboration of international artists, designers and architects. Although certain characteristics distinguish the work from one designer to another, all pieces share a taste for contemporary design and an atemporal aesthetic quality.

One of the main objectives is to use renewable materials to create sustainable furniture within a sustainable process. The founders and designers look to create unique objects made out of wood from certified sustainably managed forests, using materials such as Birch plywood and Tzalam that have little impact on our global environment. The sustainable aspect of the brand is evident not only in the materials used and the production process used to fabricate them, but also in the packaging and shipping of items to further reduce their carbon footprint. Each piece is ingrained in the cradle-to-cradle mindset adhering to sustainable materials and intelligent design.

Today, every piece produced at Pirwi still honors these values. Staying true to these objectives, Pirwi has showcased furniture in top contemporary design fairs worldwide, such as Zona MACO, in Mexico, Maison et Objet, in Paris, and London Design Festival, in London. They have received multiple awards such as The International Furniture Design Award, Green Good Design Award, and Interior Design #39’s Best of Year Awards.

Some of Pirwi’s pieces of furniture are now part of the permanent collection of museums and galleries, including MoMA NY, in New York and the High Museum of Atlanta, in Atlanta.

Being part of the everyday life of people from all over the world has always been a strong reason for Pirwi to create artistic beautiful pieces that will stand the test of time. Robert Allen shares the vision of transforming the present and laying the foundations for a better future.

About Robert Allen

A legacy design house that offers a plethora of resources to the interior designer. Traditional with a modern bend, Robert Allen’s offerings of luxury fabric, furniture, wallcoverings, and decor, come in a wide variety of price points to the trade. As the first textile brand to organize fabrics by color, the renowned Color Library is a long-standing staple to designers. Robert Allen offers clean lines, brilliant hues, perfect patterns, and a textile for any application.