Dutch design company Herso creates patchwork furniture from reclaimed wood.
“Herso’s designs all use natural collagen-based glues and VOC-free linseed oil for the top coat and sealant. In addition to using reclaimed and non-toxic materials, Herso also adhere to the cradle-to-cradle design philosophy.
Even the by-products from Herso’s furniture production process is upcycled. In various instances it used as compost, premium cat litter, industrial alcohol or biofuel.
Herso’s eco-awareness also extends to their working hours. To ease the burden on the grid they often schedule the heavy woodworking to be done on Saturdays. And what’s more, for each table made from waste materials, Herso’s plants a new tree in a park in Heeswijk in The Netherlands.”
(via Design Indaba)