Editors' Choice Awards 2008
Eleek Cast Metal Products
Eleek combines elegant design and craftsmanship with an exemplary commitment to sustainability in the products it makes and the way it makes them. The company’s philosophy and greening efforts are among the best we’ve seen; its shop and office run on renewable energy, it has reduced product packaging, and it even uses salvaged lumber to make patterns and recycled abrasives to smooth finished surfaces. In addition to beautiful cabinet hardware, Eleek designs and manufactures durable cast metal sinks and sophisticated lighting fixtures. All of the metal in the company’s products is either 100% post-consumer recycled aluminum or 90% recycled bronze, and the company is looking into ways to incorporate recycled glass into its lighting products.