Edina-based furniture company Room & Board is continuously expanding its sustainable mission. Since 1980, the company has been dedicated to the development of sustainable furniture products. Its Urban Wood Project, a national initiative that sources wood otherwise destined for landfills and reclaims it to produce unique pieces, is just one of the brand’s sustainable aspects. “Taking wood out of the waste stream and turning it into furniture helps store the carbon, which positively impacts the environment,” says Gene Wilson, Vice President of Vendor Management/Merchandising.
Recently relaunched, the best-selling Montego Outdoor Collection is now available in a new material and style. Crafted from a combination of both reclaimed and sustainably sourced materials, the revamped collection now comes in thermally modified ash. The reclaimed wood comes from trees removed for disease, maintenance, or storm damage. Due to the updated material, the furniture comes as a warm brown and eventually evolves to a silvery gray after a year of use.
Composed of dining and coffee tables, lounge furniture, and other patio accessories, the Montego Outdoor Collection provides numerous options for optimized outdoor comfort. One of the new products is the Montego Round Table, which features a mix of durable ash and steel. It comes in two sizes to promote connectedness and collaboration with everyone who sits at it. With no visible screws, it gives the illusion that the wood boards are floating amid the modern frame—a trait that appears across all Montego products.
For lounge furniture, the line offers outdoor sofas and chairs as well. The Montego Sofa is completely customizable, with multiple choices for strong, stain-resistant fabric and frame color. The Montego Chaise, a patio lounge chair, is assembled of ash sourced from fallen trees and harvested from sustainably managed U.S. forests—seamlessly blending with the surrounding landscape of your backyard. The collection is available to shop now at roomandboard.com.