Trend: Reclaimed

Trends & Events

This is less of a trend and more of a undeniable movement that has now basically become accepted practice. We’re all starting to realize how much “stuff” there is out there that we’ve made, and how little raw “stuff” there is left for us to plunder. Craftsmanship, being made by hand, being sourced locally–these are the things that people look for when they want to purchase new goods. Of all the elements being reused, there’s one style of eco-friendly furniture design we really love the most: reclaimed wood.

We like pieces that have a story. Sure, we suppose being chopped down from a lovely forest is a story, but it’s not a particular nice one. But what about a story like a coffee table made out of wood from old squash courts? Or a story of old vintage pieces being lovingly disassembled in order to be reassembled into modern interpretations of furniture? These are the kinds of stories we’re interested in, and so we hope this “trend” is here to stay.

What do you think about reclaimed wood used for furniture design? Do you like it? Or do you prefer furniture made from fresh materials? Do you have reclaimed wood in your house? Let us know in the comments your feelings on the reclaimed wood trend!

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  1. Susan Nack

    May 10, 2011 at 8:37 am

    I LOVE reclaimed items. Recently I found an old gray pine shipping crate that will soon be my coffee table! I also found an old 7up bottle on a riverbank from the 80s bottled near where I grew up. So much fun.

    • Adrienne Breaux

      May 10, 2011 at 8:56 am

      Oh nice! What are you going to do with the old 7Up bottle? A cool accessory perhaps?

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