Olive Designs, LLC was originally formed in 1998 as a commercial seating and table manufacturing company. It was recognized as being a pioneer in green manufacturing practices. David Mahood formed Olive Designs after having spent a decade in commercial furnishings sales and management. The company's 1998 environmental statement addressed Mahood's early commitment to sustainability:
"We at Olive Designs envision a time when the effect of the Industrial Revolution on the environment can be halted... Fundamental to the company and to the environment is the impact that manufacturing of the 21st century will have on the earth."
For the Undiminished Experience of Tomorrow
1998 - David Mahood founds Olive Designs to serve the green commercial furnishings market2005 - Olive Designs transitions to sustainable manufacturing consulting 2009- Mahood partners with Jeanne Varney to form Olive Hospitality Consulting, LLC2017- Olive Designs publishes Mahood's One Green Deed Spawns Another: Tales of Inspiration on the Quest for Sustainability2020- Olive Hospitality Consulting dissolves after eleven years. Olive Designs, LLC reforms its sustainable manufacturing consulting business
It rests on all of us the task of preserving a living planet.
Every step of the way we walk together.
Please join me.
Olive Designs was named after olive ridley sea turtles, one of the seven species listed under the Endangered Species Act. Since 1998, Olive Designs has donated to the following organizations dedicated to the survival of sea turtles: Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehab Center and the Canadian Sea Turtle Network. For more info go to www.seaturtlehospital.org and https://seaturtle.ca/.
“A leading consultant in ‘green’ furniture manufacturing, David has an insider’s knowledge of materials and manufacturing processes coupled with the environment sensibility of a true believer.”
Michael Ernst, Director of Information Systems, Woods Hole Research Ctr. 1990-2019.
Sustainable Design/ Furnishings
“Olive Designs has been at the forefront of design and development of sustainably made contract industry furniture.”
Barbara Filippone, Founder, EnviroTextiles, Creator of SBP, green product transparency label.
David has a strong background in sustainable manufacturing practices. He is also a very good trainer in the industry. We spent time developing the sustainable home furnishing industry in Indonesia. It's really a pleasure to work with him.
Ade Budi Kurniawan, Poverty Alleviation & Sustainable Development Program Professional