At the intersection of sustainability and stunning style sits Greenington Furniture. At first glance, you’ll notice the rich wood tones, clean lines and striking design of all the furniture Greenington produces. There is definitely no shortage of mid-century modern form or contemporary style! Greenington is more than just stylish furniture however- all of the furniture is sustainably sourced and made to be ecofriendly.
A History of Sustainablity
Greenington is sure to change the way you think about ecofriendly furniture. Every piece is made of Moso bamboo, which is native to China and Taiwan and can reach heights of more than 90 feet.
Fun fact! Bamboo is one of the most eco-friendly, renewable resources on Earth. Bamboo is part of the grass family and one of the fastest growing plants as it only takes five years to grow to completion, compared to red oak which takes 70 years and Brazilian walnut which takes 40 years. Classic bamboo is also 20 percent harder than red oak- making bamboo furniture durable and long-lasting.
Sustainability is an essential value and core component of the way Greenington works, from cultivation to harvest to construction. Local farmers choose which bamboo plants to harvest by hand which ensures the root system stays intact so new bamboo plants can grow. Greenington also does not use clear cutting, a technique that removes all standing trees, in order to keep native forests intact.
Greenington’s construction process is 100 percent waste free. No part of the bamboo plant goes unused in Greenington’s factories. Even the sawdust is used to generate steam for the dry kiln and press machine!
Browse Greenington Collections
The Azara dining set shows off the rich look of Greenington’s tiger bamboo. No stains are used to achieve the two-color contrast. Instead, naturally light bamboo is mixed with sable-colored bamboo that gets its reddish hue from being steamed. The Azara set is pure Danish mid-century modern style. The table has rounded corners and splayed legs which mirror the side chair’s tapered legs, curved seat and architectural form.
If breezier style is more your speed, look to the Tulip counter set. The same clean design reigns here, but in a pared-down set that will fit easily into a breakfast nook, small dining space or entertainment area. The honey finish will add warmth to your space, but the Tulip collection does include a black walnut finish for moodier dining spaces.
Keep your workspace simple and clean to facilitate creativity and hard work. The home office collections are all about simple design that let you simply focus on your work. The light Currant writing desk has three self-closing drawers which offer plenty of storage space. The focal point of your home office will be the Magnolia bookshelf. Five gallery shelves in tiger bamboo appear to float within the tapered bracket-like supports.
For a more modern-industrial take on the home office, look to our other favorite Greenington collection. The walnut-finished desk is perfect for smaller home offices or a clean, simple space. The leaning bookshelf stands out with five ladder-style shelves held up by powder-coated steel. The angular form pops out from the wall and draws the eye up, making a smaller workspace feel more dynamic.
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Bring the exotic tiger bamboo to your bedroom to create a lush, but modern, feel to the space. The queen platform bed features a curved, sweeping headboard of solid bamboo and canted legs that, along with the rich marbling of the Moso bamboo, make this a catalog-worthy piece. Complete the space with the coordinating dresser and nightstand– both with soft-closing drawers, splayed legs and the same rich tiger finish. What’s not to love?
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