The Phillips Collection is a North Carolina-based family-run company who makes impressive use of salvaged materials and sustainably-sourced wood. Their one-of-a-kind pieces make features of imperfections and elegant use of surprising materials, such as a not-quite-jade buddha head formed from crushed recycled glass, chairs made from seatbelts, a bench crafted from wooden wheels and screens made from oil drum rings.
The Phillips Collection’s Origins Series includes these dramatic teak consoles. The company sources the teak from Thailand, where stumps and root systems of long ago illegally logged trees often need to be cleared to regrow the land. Pulled from depths of as much as 15 feet, the Phillips family purchases these root systems (paying local workers at a price that reflects the design furniture industry, not the lot clearing one), and crafts them into thoroughly unique, deeply textured conversation pieces.