KENGO 120 CONSOLE
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Inspired by the Wabi Sabi, the Japanese philosophy about appreciating the perfection in imperfection, the Kengo collection comprises a dining table, a bar table, a seating bench and a consolle in reclaimed, precious teakwood. Unlike minimalism, which seeks to streamline and eliminate clutter, wabi-sabi celebrates the knot in the wood or the wrinkle in the surface.
The Kengo collection is sculptural statement pieces with a compelling Japanese visual aesthetic and part of our Slow Reclaimed family of furniture, hand-crafted out of reclaimed teak, salvaged from old buildings, bridges, and other structures during demolition, with a centuries-old know-how.
A native of Southeast Asia, Tectona Grandis, or “teak” for short, was once used for shipbuilding due to its magnificent water-resistant qualities and longevity. Harnessed under brutal heat and humidity, catastrophic rainstorms, and intense moisture, teak was made to adapt, thrive, and retain its color, beauty, and functionality.
Contrary to teak wood sourced from new trees, reclaimed teak lumber has already proved its durability and decay resistance. This is a rare phenomenon nowadays when most teak lumber is planted and grown specifically for the purpose of furniture. Through the upcycling process, new trees are not felled to make your piece. At the same time, reclaimed teak presents a beautiful opportunity to honor the past and serves as a reminder of heritage and ancestry in a world where embracing slowness is an act of rebellion.
When you choose reclaimed teak furniture, you’re also choosing to protect teak forests, contribute to local communities and maintain a piece of history by giving it new life.
Each piece is hand made.