Delving into Sustainable Kitchens and Interior Joinery
Gino Monteleone who runs Select Custom Joinery, a multi award winning sustainable cabinet making business just outside of Canberra, Australia joins Enterprise Radio.
Listen to host Eric Dye & guest Gino Monteleone discuss the following:
- You call yourself sustainable cabinet makers, what does that mean? And what prompted you to specialise in using sustainable materials?
- What makes a material sustainable? And what materials do you use?
- What is the environmental impact of the popularly used products currently in use?
- You’ve invented a transportable plywood cabinetry system – tell me about that.
- What does the future hold for Select Custom Joinery?
Gino Monteleone is a qualified cabinetmaker with over 30 years experience in the industry. He began his apprenticeship in the days when being a cabinet maker meant building furniture from solid timber.
In 2000, Gino and his wife Robyn started Select Custom Joinery to support their vision of starting a family and being present parents. Concerned about the health issues of working day in and day out with materials such as MDF and particleboard, combined with a desire to do more timber work, Gino began looking at ways to offer clients a more sustainable option. About the time the GFC hit (Global Financial Crisis), they had committed to phasing out using all MDF and particleboard products and use only sustainable materials such as plywood, recycled timber and bamboo. When they spoke to other people in the industry, they were told it couldn’t be done. They survived the GFC and managed to phase out using all other materials within 2 years.
Select Custom Joinery is a multi-award winning business specialising in using solid, sustainable materials to produce practical, durable and beautiful kitchens, interior joinery and furniture. Gino’s innovative design options are available all across Australia and he currently has two pending patents.
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