Beautiful Sustainable Affordable
MIO is dedicated to transforming culture through the design of sustainable products that are both beautiful and affordable. Founded in 2001 by the Salm brothers, MIO seeks to bridge the gap between business and sustainability – to transform sustainable products into desirable products.
MIO products proudly accentuate and reveal the sustainable materials of which they are made. MIO designers consider materials in terms of their function and their aesthetic value. This honest evaluation opens doors; the creative process thrives and innovation emerges when social and environmental constraints are added to the mix. Likewise, local sourcing provides MIO designers with opportunities to innovate right from the production floor. At MIO beauty is the result of efficiency, functionality and greater choice.
At MIO, affordability and sustainability go hand-in-hand. Tools for greener living have to be attainable to as many people as possible. Each person has a footprint; the more footprints MIO can reduce, the lesser their environmental impact. Manufacturing products locally whenever possible engages MIO with the local economy and keeps their prices reasonable, thanks to innovative design and reduced energy, transportation, warehousing, and packaging costs.