More Luxurious Eco-Friendly Solid Wood Furnishings!

May 19, 2008

Furniture designer Hugo França. The Brazilian designer carves stunningly elemental–and incredibly large-scale–furnishings from discarded Amazonian Indian canoes and fallen Pequi trees, some dating to 1,000 years old. Among the beautifully sculpted pieces are low-slung coffee tables, languorous chaises, and enormous room dividers. França’s creative process, which is equal parts brute force (chain saws, chisels) and pure imagination (he has an otherworldly, almost spiritual communion with the trees and an ability to “see”–and then expose–their inner form). The utterly simple lines belie the complexity of the laborious handcraftsmanship that goes into making them. Check out more here.



  1. To be truly eco-friendly, stop buying crap you don’t need.

  2. The idea is that if you are going to buy something, make sure it is eco friendly. And stuff like this is showing that eco-friendly doesn’t have to be gross old reused couches and hippy sandals.

  3. People must care about the environment and wishes to let people know that there are eco-friendly products out there that you could use.

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