"Known for being sturdy and durable, this noble wood, teak, has been used to make ships, buildings, furniture and other things for a long time. The word “teak” is said to originate from the language of the Kerala state in southern India, “thekku” in the Malayalam language, and India has been known worldwide as a teak production center. However, year after year, the natural teak forest has decreased and felling and export are currently prohibited in India. This recycled wood series, mirrors, coat racks and other products, made from teak wood, was born in a city where handcrafting is popular in the province of Rajasthan in the northwest. Furniture factories there gather scrap wood from buildings that have been demolished all over India. The teak wood which had become difficult to acquire is now readily available as recycled waste material here. Although we could make the wood appear new by sanding down the surface, we dare to leave the beautiful and weathered texture as the finished product."
No.302539 Size: H 3.9 in. x W 18.5 in. x D 7.9 in. Material: Teak Wood, Iron
By using recycled materials and hand made processes, PUEBCO imbues these objects with the feel of many lifetimes, and a sense of history that makes each piece unique.