RAD Quality


MATERIALS & FINISHES

RAD combines inherently-durable & readily-available materials in the production of its commercial-grade furniture. All products are made in the USA utilizing responsible practices.

Perforated Surface
Lightweight, breathable, doesn't collect water/dirt, resists sail-effect, easy to clean, readily available, and visually minimal.

Powdercoat
Low-VOC, Zero-Off-Gas, long-lasting, customizable appearance. If/when the finish needs to be redone, pieces can be re-coated, thereby restoring the piece to a like-new state.

Steel Structure
High strength-to-weight ratio, durable, readily available, recycled/recyclable, easy to work with.

Construction
The majority of RAD’s products are 100% welded constructions, thereby eliminating fasteners that can loosen over time.

Geometry
The proper combination of design elements can produce a chair that is both comfortable and stackable.

Solid Aluminum Tops
Lightweight, anti-corrosive

Slatted Wood Tops (Outdoor)
Slatted Outdoor for drainage and to allow expansion contraction.

Solid Wood Tops (Indoor)
Continous smooth surface for dining, working, etc

Foot Hardware
Durable and non-marking hardware protects floors and furniture, and comes standard. Boltable, adjustable and caster detailing upon request.

Fastening Hardware
Weather-resistant stainless screws & bolts are used when necessary.

Colors & Finishes
Available in several standard colors, our furniture can also be specified w/ any RAL code (subject to cost increase, depending on color & quantity). All of our steel is sandblasted and zinc-primed prior to the application of a polyester powdercoat. A more robust Metallized Primer is recommended for especially wet and/or salty environments (subject to cost increase). 

Low-Waste
Since we control manufacturing inputs, we are able to achieve efficiencies in production and material use, thereby limiting trash and keeping scrap to a minimum. All steel/aluminum scrap is recycled.

Living Wages
We pay our workers living wages, allowing them to contribute to the communities in which they reside.

 

LEED

LEED MR 4
Steel: Recycled, Recyclable, and Re-Usable (Product Life Cycle Optimization)
Steel’s recyclability is a key factor contributing to its being a sustainable material. Once steel is produced, its life cycle is potentially endless because it is easy to recover with magnets, and is 100% recyclable, without loss of quality. This makes it a permanent resource for society, as long as it is recovered at the end of each product life cycle.

LEED EQ 4.2
Powder Coating (Low VOC-Emitting Materials) 
Powder Coatings produce the lowest carbon footprint, as compared to other industrial coating systems. This saves 20-60% in CO2 emissions compared to sol- vent-borne coatings, which typically require more paint to obtain equivalent coverage and more energy for solvent evaporation and air heating. Powder coating also lasts longer than solvent applications, thereby reducing future CO2 emissions. In addition, powder coating does not off-gas as solvents do, thereby creating a safer environment for both the applicants and users.

LEED MR 5.1
Local/Regional/Domestically Manufactured (Locally Sourced Materials)
With our design and manufacturing efforts based in Los Angeles, RAD provides local clients with hand delivered goods. Our national clients receive their pieces via Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) delivery, which allows us to combine with existing shipments to save on emissions.