One of the trends in office design is combining business and private life. On the one hand modern office furniture, on the other hand the atmosphere of your home environment. Furthermore, we have seen the need for stories for years. No clean interior, but furniture with a story. Furniture that has a history.
That possibility offers the furniture of a brother and sister from Lebanon. Carl and Christelle Bardawil. Their start-up Wabu (Wood After Being Used) sources used wood with a story worldwide and processes that used wood in a range of new products. Easy to transport and even easier to assemble (without tools).
For their first product line, they use doors that are more than 100 years old and come from Southeast Asia.
“It’s our duty to leave the planet better than we found it or at least try our best to do so,” said wabu Co-founder Carl Bardawil, who launched the company with his sister, Christelle. “Every two seconds, man destroys an area the size of a football field, meaning 80,000 acres of forest disappears every day – representing 50,000 square miles a year.”
With the purchase of each piece in the wabu collection, consumers make a personal commitment to sustainability, without compromising on style with their furniture décor.
“With 80 percent of the world’s forests already destroyed, our mission is to give new life to used and discarded wood,” Bardawil said. “We have a profound respect for nature, and we believe in the pure essence of its beauty. We’re the generation that can contribute to positive change in the environment.”
To enter the company’s fan queue for an opportunity to earn exclusive rewards prior to wabu’s official crowdfunding launch on Indiegogo later this month, visit http://www.getwabu.com.