We love to see designers using reclaimed wood in their products – it’s more beautiful, interesting, and of course more environmentally-friendly than virgin wood. A great example is GreenTea Designs, an online furniture store that sells Asian-inspired contemporary furniture made from recycled and reclaimed wood.
Like a good matcha, GreenTea’s success is all in the blending: blending east with west, old with new, and style with sustainability. According to the founder, Greentea was born of the desire to blend Asian traditional styles with contemporary Western practicalities. But the company doesn’t only sell new furniture – they also deal in traditional Asian antiques from Japan, Korea and China, which can all be custom tailored to suit any buyer’s taste by GreenTea’s in house carpenter. + GreenTea Designs
This is a huge trend which we are seeing on this end (the manufacturers end) as well. Customers are requesting it specifically - and actually, it looks pretty good anyways. If you want to have a look at actually what goes on in creating these reclaimed wood pieces, have a look over here at this post which explains the process: http://www.antique-chinese-furniture.com/blog/2008/08/26/trend-guide-rustic-furniture-made-from-reclaimed-elm-and-other-salvaged-woods/
I really like this! It looks great, it's green, it's sustainable. What more could you ask for?
I love the color of this wood! It reminds me of a lot of the reclaimed wood pieces we import from Indonesia. Most of our Asian furniture www.tansu.net pieces have a contemporary European design fused with an Asian flair. And in the land of Asian furniture goes, it does'nt come much sturdier than Teak!
What beautiful pieces! Even though I am into retro furniture, I would consider this for our guest room! I am still looking around, and just bought some great bar stools from www.americanchairs.com They have great stuff for the retro decorator!
this is wonderful. so much of green tea wood is wasted right here at home (kenya) i can not imagine designing this great minds.