Steven and India Korner are the co-founders of Method. They are from design disciplines, which drive the core values of Method - a company providing beautiful products to make recycling a simple, stylish part of modern offices.
The Korners decided they wanted their own business and bought a small company selling bins to businesses - supermarkets, rest homes, holiday parks, schools and offices. India and Steve soon noticed that modern offices were buying recycling bins but the ones available were clunky and ugly. They saw sophisticated corporate environments where the recycling system was an afterthought – in conflict with the aesthetic created by architects and designers. Ugly bins hidden in cupboards or in the kitchen. Despite recycling at home few made the transition to recycling at work although many companies prided themselves on being sustainable.
Steven harnessed his expertise in ergonomics and plastic design and got to work. A first class honours degree in engineering, and five years at Fisher and Paykel Healthcare leading a team designing award winning products, provided insight into the design and production process required to produce the perfect bin.
India drew on her experience in business and design. After completing a Graphic Design degree, she worked in Commercial Leasing at Colliers International in Auckland where she saw the beginning of a global move towards corporate sustainability and the emergence of green buildings.
Steve and India at Method have spent three years designing the perfect office recycling bin: a beautiful, functional solution for recycling and rubbish. Designed to simplify the process of office recycling - ENJOY!