Our latest showroom addition/LOVE is local designer Christina Hilborne's AH-mazing coffee table - part of her "Urban Chic" collection. We love this table as much for its beauty as we do for its environmentally friendly composition and design. Kirei board (pronounced KEEray), the collection's base material, is a by-product of Japan's sorghum crops (grain crop). Prior to Kirei manufacturing, the after process straw like material was pitched into landfills or burned. With Kirei, it is compressed and sealed with a non-toxic water based adhesive, making it reusable for multiple purposes.
This piece has something for everyone. A substantial stripe of stainless steel inset in the top surface of this piece gives it an industrial flair - a cool and sexy juxtaposition against the warm and earthy Kirei grain.
Afraid to hide the top of this beauty with magazines, glasses, and remote controls? Fear not - this design is made for the clutter bug. The hallow interior of the table body is not only functional - providing ample space for storage... it also serves to allow light and air to flow through this sculptural design. It is heavy and substantial in its square and sturdy composition, but also delicate with its open center and beautifully considered angled feet.
It appears our green Project sofa (local design and build by our own workshop) has found its perfect mate - both in aesthetics and environmental agenda. Both pieces were featured together on stage at the recent TEDx Victoria event.
To learn and see more of the incredibly talented Christina Hilborne, visit her website here.
To inquire about the "Urban Chic" or "Project" collections, call our showroom at 250.384.2554 or toll free: 1-866-207-1111.