Salvaged Beauties


Partner Content Interior Essentials Gilbert

Article by Victoria Larsen

Photography by Taracea

The forests of the world are a natural gem and a tremendous resource to humanity. We need our forests for more than supplying building materials, our forests absorb 40% of carbon emissions we create, greatly contributing to climate control. Many companies are looking at their wood suppliers with scrutiny and are moving to sustainably harvested hardwoods.

Pioneering furniture designers take their forest conservation efforts to the next level by creating custom furniture without any deforestation. Beautifully hand-craft coffee tables, dining tables, and sideboards are made from trees salvaged from hurricanes or fallen from “old age”, environmental conditions.

One of them, Taracea, a Mexican Company represented in the Valley of the Sun by Gilbert design showroom Interior Essentials leads the movement. In their own words:

" By strategically sourcing wood instead of using intensive forestry methods, we actively reduce the carbon dioxide in our atmosphere. "

" We take great care to recover fallen and hurricane-tumbled trees without damaging their surrounding ecosystems. This process can take years from start to finish. Ours is a difficult but highly rewarding job that allows us to rescue what would otherwise have been wasted, and to reduce carbon emissions in the process. There’s a certain beauty that only time can create. Our reclamation process allows us to harness the wood’s authentic character in the creation of our designs.”

Healthy home and sustainability hand-in-hand with striking designs

At Interior Essentials, we are proud to display some of these unique creations for their extraordinary impactful beauty, but also for the values they represent: nature conservancy, sustainability, excellence in craftmanship, transmission...

It is important for us to promote heathy furniture for your home, that contains less VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds). VOCs are responsible for many diseases from nausea to serious cancers. The awareness on the health issues caused by air pollution inside your home has grown exponentially in the last years and we want to offer affordable solutions for the home owners who care about both sustainability and a heathier home.

So our vendors are using organic cottons and linens, organically dyed leathers, sustainably harvested woods, and no glue! The craftsmanship shows everywhere in the products but also in their customisation. Most pieces can be adjusted to suit your place perfectly.

Visit our Gilbert showroom to discover the salvaged beauties!

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