26 Sep Our pick of the best sustainable furniture brands & pieces
Sustainable furniture often has the perception of being ‘green’ chunky wood furniture made from pallet wood. When looking for furniture brands to add to our marketplace, we’ve seen a wide range of ‘interesting’ pieces (to say the least) which would fit well in the sixties but not so much now.
Fortunately, there are some beautiful gems out there. We’ve put a lot of time into discovering the best eco-friendly furniture makers. They all hand-build their furniture in the UK using either accredited sustainable wood or reclaimed wood. These ethical furniture brands redefine what green furniture looks like, merging clean lines with clean intentions.
In this guide, we highlight some of our favourite pieces available on Wearth, from coffee tables to cabinets. As with all our furniture, these pieces are made in the UK, keeping their carbon footprint low whilst contributing to our local economy.
Peg-it-all little pegboard – from £95
Pegboards are making a comeback and it's no surprise why. They are a great way of increasing storage space in the home without having to compromise on floor space. The Peg-It-All pegboard featured here is the smaller version by Kreis Design. Kreis is a London based furniture studio run by Nikki Kreis. Nikki is a Swiss-born interior architect who has a passion for creating furniture which combines design and functionality.
Due to its compact size, this pegboard is ideal for use in the bathroom or hung up in front of a desk. There are a range of colours to choose from. The natural colour featured above is £95 and comes with one large shelf and six pegs. It is made from PEFC accredited Birch Plywood and FSC accredited Solid Beech.
Reclaimed Wine Crate Cabinet – £215
This reclaimed wine crate cabinet is a functional yet minimalist cabinet. It can be used as a bedside cabinet or for storing books or records in the living room/study. The top shelf height is designed to accommodate standard book height whilst the lower compartment is higher to accommodate larger books and ornaments.
It is handcrafted in Bristol using reclaimed wine crates by independent furniture brand Made Anew. All of the wine crates are original and sourced mainly from France, making each cabinet completely unique.
Reclaimed Round Dining Table - £1,250
This stunning reclaimed dining table demonstrates the clear potential of turning old into new. Hand-built in Buckinghamshire from reclaimed timbers, this table fits well into most interior spaces. Choose from a range of colour finishes for a truly unique piece of furniture.
There are two sizes available – one to seat 4-6 people and one to seat 6-8 people. The round shape makes it a wonderfully sociable table.
Chef’s Edition Kitchen Pegboard – £195
If you are a culinary wizard or your other half is, then this Chef’s Edition Kitchen Pegboard is a must-have furniture piece. It’s the perfect addition to your home if you are looking to increase your storage options in the kitchen in an organised and contemporary fashion.
This pegboard’s accessories are specifically designed for the kitchen including a knife rack, utensil rack, condiments tray and pegs to provide a complete kitchen store and display unit. It is available in white (£195) and natural finish, as well as in horizontal or vertical finish.
Reuben Side Table – £275
This contemporary side table by Peter Hill Design is handmade in Berkshire, UK. It is a beautifully compact table, comprising curved steel legs and a solid British ash top.
Ideal for either the living room or bedroom, this sustainable wood side table would make a versatile addition to the home. It is large enough to be used as a side table without taking too much room in a space.
Double Height Wine Crate Ottoman – £215
Alongside their wine crate cabinet, Made Anew have managed to repurpose wine crates into contemporary ottomans. This double height wine crate ottoman has a soft foam lid, making it both a great eco-conscious form of storage, as well as an additional seating option if needed.
You can choose from plain pale grey or classic navy linen finish. There is also a double length version which is lower and wider.
Verbier Reclaimed Bed – £995
Create your very own Alpine bedroom with this beautiful reclaimed wood Verbier bed. Handcrafted in England, this bed is made from sustainable wood and is finished with a natural, matte hardwax.
This bed gives a new life to reworked timber, so you can up your green interiors credentials. An amazing addition to any home.
Triangle Shelf – £95
The beautifully made Triangle Shelf by Geometrie adds practical yet stylish storage in any room with a simple, minimalist design that’s made to last. Made in London from high quality birch plywood, each piece is made with an extraordinary level of care and attention to detail.
With two pre-drilled holes in each bracket, the shelf can be easily fixed to the wall for simple assembly and installation.
If you’re looking for something else, you can browse our whole range of furniture here. We are also on the lookout for more UK furniture makers who make affordable sustainable furniture – so if you fit this description then get in touch!