(PRWEB) November 22, 2011
Including the very best of the plank furniture pieces that Indigo create for throughout the home, the collection encompasses everything from dining room tables to dressing tables and benches to cupboards. The pieces are designed to complement the lives of busy families by being practical and hard wearing whilst still looking stylish.
Plank furniture is an integral part of the Indigo Furniture range as it was the first material they used when launching the company. Unlike many furniture manufacturers who tend to use the soft European plank wood which has a tendency to twist and shrink over time, Indigo Furniture use the solid Quebec Yellow-wood from Canada. The colder climate means that the wood grows slowly resulting in a close grain which produces a dense and hard wood.
It is the care that Indigo take when sourcing materials, such as the Yellow-wood, which allows them to create pieces which are built to last a lifetime and have 15 year guarantees. The extra time the wood takes to grow pays dividends when it is transformed into a piece of furniture to be used in the home. On top of the time Indigo spend researching sustainable materials they also spend a great deal of time researching traditional manufacturing techniques which will add even more character and rustic style to furniture pieces.
The entire Plank Range is built using traditional circular saws which leaves lines in the timber. Instead of sanding these markings out like many other wooden furniture manufacturers, Indigo celebrate them and believe that they add to the character and style of the design giving each item of furniture a unique story which can not be replicated.
The use of traditional techniques is part of the standard that set Indigo apart in the United Kingdom’s furniture industry. They consistently produce high quality wooden furniture from their base at the heart of the Peak District in Matlock, something which they are extremely proud of. This is unusual in an industry where the majority of competitors pay for furniture imports from cheaper companies based in far flung locations around the globe.
The plank furniture range also stands for other principles that Indigo Furniture consider to be hugely important. The wood is sourced from a supplier who adheres to the sustainable guidelines of growing timber while the UK supplier adheres to the Timber Trade Federation Code. This code sets out conduct that ensures plank wood is purchased in a responsible way which benefits both the environment and the economy.
Indigo are firm believers that quality products stand the test of time, which they believe is achieved by sourcing the best quality materials and using traditional manufacturing techniques which add character and personality to the wood while sticking to their key design principle of building it with the customer in mind. It is all of these things and the unique personality of the Indigo brand that set it apart from other furniture manufacturers and make its Plank Furniture collection completely one of a kind.