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Today we celebrate our great planet by spotlighting one of our favorite eco-friendly furniture brands, Eugene Stoltzfus. Architect, Eugene Stoltzfus, founded his architectural and furniture design company in 2006. Their team is dedicated to incorporating natural elements into their building projects and object design. Their cork seating and table pieces are framed with steel in a modern fashion and designed for indoor and outdoor use.
“The bark of the Quercus Suber has been used for thousands of years for use as stoppers for wine,” says Robert Northington, Director of Sales at Eugene Stoltzfus. “After the corks are removed the waste bark is ground up and compressed. This post production waste is what cork flooring, wallboard and our furniture is made from. Cork trees that are harvested will store more than 5 times the carbon than non-harvested cork trees do.”
Cork is a fabulous option for furniture because of its impermeability and elasticity. It’s a sustainable raw material with fatty cellular components that make it water resistant. If stained, you can simply and gently sand the blemish away.
Cork is mainly harvested from the cork oak forests of Southern Europe and North Africa, most specifically Portugal. Cork trees are harvested every 9 years and because cork comes from its outer bark, it can be removed without damaging or cutting down the tree.
To find out more about Eugene Stoltzfus’ cork furniture, click here or ask about them at your next showroom appointment at HeartCabinet®’s flagship location in Chelsea, Manhattan. We’ll also be incorporating some of their pieces in our ICFF booth May 19th-May 22nd at the Javits Convention Center. Stop by booth 321 to check it out.
At this year’s Architectural Digest Design Show, Cocobolo Design featured one of our HearthCabinet® Luxury Ventless Fireplaces in their booth! Principal, Benjamin Wiener, designed an extraordinary triangular ceramic surround in a beautiful, vibrant blue. This structure complemented the other hand-crafted pieces displayed in the booth in both color and composition. All of the items shown at the Arch Digest Design Show were a part of Cocobolo’s Arbiter Collection which included wall decos, sculptures and unique versions of household elements like tables, lamps and stools.
Cocobolo has a team of talented artists and sculptors and does many collaborations in the interior design world. Their ability to match any project’s aesthetic is the reason why we love to work with them! Like our HearthCabinet® Luxury Ventless Fireplaces, Cocobolo works with a wide range of clients in the design community from residential to commercial to hospitality.
We featured Cocobolo’s work shown in our Arch Digest Design Show 2017 booth designed by Wesley Moon. This piece is now on display in our NYC showroom.
Thank you Cocobolo for your amazing contributions to both HearthCabinet® and the design industry. We can’t wait to see more!
Our alcohol gel cartridge ventless fireplaces are about more than just beauty, design, and safety -- they are a conscious effort to reduce emissions. Since we believe in clean air for everyone, HearthCabinet is proud to contribute a portion of each fireplace sale to the UN Foundation-hosted Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves.