Description

This minimalist desk with sustainably sourced oak is the perfect piece for your home or office setup. This wood is FSC certified (the world’s most trusted sustainable forest management solution). The beautiful hairpin legs come in a choice of bare steel, red, yellow, mint green, black, white, light blue or copper.

We also sell this desk in golden brown iroko. See the iroko version here.

What is sustainable wood?

Once upon a time you simply went out and purchased wood, wherever it came from and however it was harvested. Nowadays preserving the planet’s trees, woodlands and forests is important and essential for the long term survival of the humankind and something we absolutely have to feel responsible about.

Sustainable wood comes from sustainably managed forests. It’s renewable because the forest manage the landscape to prevent damage to eco-systems, wildlife and mainly the trees themselves, taking a permanent term instead of short term view of the resource.

Sustainability in terms of wood means the forest should still be there for our grandchildren and generations after, and be able to soak up carbon emissions and keep our air clean for generations to come. Also not ruining the habitat of other creatures on this beautiful planet.

Why buy sustainable wood?

Amazon deforestation might not seem close to home. You might not be aware of the harm that buying new Mahogany flooring or Teak garden furniture does. But buying unsustainable wood has a deeper effect on the lands where it’s harvested – human rights abuses, endangered species hunting, threatening the lifestyles and lives of native tribes, just to mention a few.

Only 8% of the world’s forest is protected from destruction. The timber industry is greedy, as we have large demand for wood. Most of the time it’s harvested unsustainably even with the best efforts of conservationists, governments and lawmakers. Unfortunately, money often speaks louder than nature and today is more important than the future to most of us.

Oak desks looks better and better with age, and having received a bruise or a knock does not take away its beauty. Just be sure you are buying solid oak, as is used in this minimalist desk.

Why buy sustainable oak wood?

The oak tree is a fairly common tree species and often grown especially for harvesting. But because we can replace the oak wood, does not give us the right to waste it on bad design or temporary structures and furnitures. The pattern left on the oak is the result of over 100 years of hard work by the tree and the foresters. Hopefully, with our care, future generations can enjoy our oak and our forests as we do.

Dimensions

Height: 74cm;
Depth: 62cm;
Width: Between 100 and 180cm;

Delivery:

Free delivery to UK mainland.

Please note the desk will be delivered in two parcels, flat-pack. A Phillips head screwdriver will be required to attach the legs to the desktop.

If you have any question about this product please don’t hesitate to ask.

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