Old Barrels - Antique wood with years of contact with wine
Old wine barrels meet design
The Old Barrels collection features wood reclaimed from local wine producers.
Historically, the wine was stored in giant wood barrels, so that the natural aroma of grapes is preserved and enhanced by the wood tones and smells. However, these barrels were expensive, as they required hard work and a lot of time, causing a lot of them to be unused and left in old barns. We saw it as an opportunity for recycling.
We went from producer to producer, retrieving wine barrels, treated the wood, and created this collection. Each piece has a charisma of its own. The purple tones are created by years of wine storage and the antique feeling of the wood is real, as most barrels are over 20+ years old.
This collection is a little bit of every producer, of every wine that was stored in it, of every grape picked on early mornings. It’s a part of everything that composes the wine industry.
All of these panels are made using traditional carpentry methods. Each individual piece is enhanced by the touch of experienced carpenters and artisans.
You choose the sizing. Talk to us and we’ll adapt the sizing, creating seamless unions. The maximum panel thickness is 40mm. Individual panel dimensions up to 244cm by 122cm.
Note: the wood that we use is purely from old barrels. We don’t mix woods, as the grain and tonalities wouldn’t just be the same. To obtain the same, consistent, design, barrels should be made with Portuguese wine, mainly from the Douro area. That’s what makes this collection so special: the unique characteristic of an aged, northern Portuguese wood. Plus, most wood has been stored in dry and warm conditions, which is ideal for wood rigidity maintenance.
Interested in more recycling products? See our recycled panels collection!