Three weeks after I placed my order I was greeted in the early hours by a delivery man.
His package contained my Shipwood Dark Lounge Chair, a beautiful piece of furniture which is made, as the name suggests, from the recycled wood from a ship and more specifically the recycled wood from an old Chinese fishing boat.
Where did I get such a novel piece of furniture I hear you cry, FashionforHome is a top quality company that specialise in such pieces.
This particular piece was designed by the gifted designer Logan Komorowoski. He is a specialist when it comes to revitalising old pieces of wood, creating affordable, fashionable pieces from old salvaged boats.
A nice touch on this piece is the individual plaques which show how old the wood is and where it came from. What I personally love about this chair is how the recycled wood keeps it feeling traditional yet with the angular aesthetic it keeps a fairly modern element too.
Personally, if I could afford a house with the room I’d love to keep it in my own library next to a wood fire. Unfortunately I don’t have such a room, so I make do with having it as a little chair in my bedroom. Though due to its traditional meets contemporary design it wouldn’t look out of place in any room of your house, no matter what style.
Practically it is a very decent chair. The hard wood may look uncomfortable, but with a little curvature in the seat to cradle you I assure you it is extremely comfortable. For those looking for even more comfort you can easily just add a pillow.
Another beautiful aspect of this Shipwood Dark Lounge Chair and the whole range is its truly sustainable ethic. By using decommissioned fishing boats there is no need to buy wood from the usual suppliers, suppliers who may contribute to the massive deforestation problem the world faces.
The sentiment is fantastic. Overall this product is a gorgeous design, practical and affordable. Double thumbs up!
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