Handcrafted Teak Furniture from Trunk

orient dining table from trunkhome

Now here’s a lovely place for a Sunday morning browse. Trunk sells handcrafted furniture made from reclaimed teak. The founders, VJ and Jit work with small communities in developing countries and promise to tread lightly on the earth.

wardrobe from trunkhome

The collection is made in small workshops rather than large factories and, in addition to teak, include natural materials like linen, stone and silk.

east-console-table from trunk home

There’s an undeniable Eastern twist to many of their pieces but they have a contemporary edge too which is what appeals to me. I have always wanted a wardrobe like the one in the image but I also love the sharp tailoring of this console.

volcanic side table with detachable top storage from trunkhome

This is a great idea. A table made from volcanic stone with a detachable lid so that you can store (or hide) things inside. I’m thinking a secret stash of salted caramels for starters. No-one would ever find them there.

stool table hairpin legs from trunk home

And who doesn’t love a delicate hairpin leg on a well-turned stool? This is the mid-century influence coming through as it does below with this geometric stack of nesting tables.

frame-nest- from trunkhome

Many of the designs are one-offs or, at most, limited edition, but contact them if there’s something you particularly like. You never know they might make you another.


Tags : handcraftedmid-centuryreclaimedteak furniture
Kate Watson-Smyth

The author Kate Watson-Smyth

I’m a journalist who writes about interiors mainly for The Financial Times but I have also written regularly for The Independent and The Daily Mail. My house has been in Living Etc, HeartHome and featured in The Wall Street Journal & Corriere della Sera. I also run an interior styling consultancy Mad About Your House. Welcome to my Mad House.

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