AKARI 90 LAMP SHADE
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SLOW RECLAIMED is a family of furniture by and large handmade of noble reclaimed teak in Indonesia. The collection is further complemented by handpicked accessories crafted from bamboo and reclaimed iron. Accessories such as lamps and shades fuse lightly with the quirky teak pieces.
Both in Indonesia and in the furniture manufacturing industry worldwide, reclaimed teak wood is considered one of the most valuable and durable materials of choice. We take our furniture production straight to the source, working with expertly skilled Indonesian artists and investing in their years of ancient crafting techniques to deliver an unparalleled result.
On the intersection of art…
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. As the primary material of the collection, it is salvaged from old buildings, bridges, and other structures during demolition.
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 the furniture. Through this 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.