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Feel the past. Admire a historic setting, visit a site alive with legend, touch a precious antique object: all ways to feel the past. Here at Fashion for Home we endeavour to incorporate this feeling into our Shipwood furniture!
If the word Shipwood brings to mind flotsam and jetsam and objects nautical, you are not far wrong. We have taken the idea of sustainable furniture one step further and incorporated nautical history into the concept. The result is the Shipwood Collection. We believe in recycled furniture. We save trees and help save the environment by producing furniture using reclaimed ancient wood.
From the mighty rivers of Southern China comes the antique wood that we use for our Shipwood furniture. Fishing boats, trading vessels, boats large and small that navigated the Pearl or Huang rivers in times gone by are no longer afloat, but these sturdily-built craft are still around, in a rather different form. The wood of these boats was mostly fir or teak, hardy woods that were perfect for boat-building; with the appropriate treatment (varnishing etc.), these wooden boats were well able to withstand the assault of weather and water and time. The same is true today. We have recuperated much of this tough and resilient wood from antique river boats, some dating back to the Qing Dynasty; this is what forms the basis of our sustainable furniture.
The Shipwood Collection
This unique furniture collection is an intriguing mix of ancient and modern. Most of the furniture is composed of antique recycled wood and stainless steel, blended together to render a harmonious composition with old and new complementing each other. The framework, feet, or support structures are metal, supporting and showcasing the historic wood that is the star feature of the item. Our Shipwood Collection includes sideboards, bookcases, tables, chairs, practically any piece of furniture that looks good in wood. You can find complete descriptions online, together with easy and advantageous payment terms and delivery arrangements.
Recycled wood has never been put to a more artistic purpose. The blending of old and new is the result of exclusive designs by New Zealand designer Logan Komorowski and each piece has a plaque detailing the origin and the age of the wood used. The diverse origins of the wood bestow a unique quality on every piece of our recycled furniture, making each piece a collector's item.