Gallery: Our Favorite Sustainable Home Furnishings at the 2013 Las Vega...

 
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.

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  1. jimm2yjohn July 2, 2013 at 3:56 am

    The utensils are good but don’t you think it’s getting too messy.

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