Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Made Of Real Wood

Last summer I designed a drop-leaf side table and a bench to be added to the ARRIS STUDIO collection. Both are made of solid Chechen, a beautiful tropical hardwood with a very dense grain.

The wood is selectively harvested in government protected forests in Southern Mexico. The use of solid wood originating from sustained forests is by far superior to the supposedly "green" particle boards, plywoods or veneers that are held together by toxic glues. Furthermore, any scratches or dents that are inevitable from use over time add character to furniture that is made of solid wood. When taken well care of, quality-made pieces of furniture become sought after antiques in the future.