This month, we focus on sustainability, and here we learn more about local furniture brand TREE, which also gives Perspective readers some tips on integrating eco-friendly products into the home
For over a decade, TREE has been bringing its own unique sustainable furniture into Hong Kong homes. The brand's philosophy extends into a passionate commitment to its customers, the environment and the communities in which it operates, in a bid to help weave sustainable elements into any interior project without compromising on design or aesthetic.
Throughout its history, TREE has become well-known for its timeless, solid eco-wood furniture, which is crafted from teak, oak or walnut that is either reclaimed, recycled, FSC™-certified, sustainable or supported through the Trees4Trees foundation. By sourcing such materials, each piece in every collection has a one-ofa- kind story, making them the perfect addition to any project.
The company's 25,000 sq-ft flagship showroom in Horizon Plaza is home to a constantly evolving product selection, and is staffed by an experienced and knowledgeable sales team who can help realise any project vision. In 2016, it furthered its reach by launching both the TREE gallery and café in Beijing and a store in HomeSquare, Sha Tin. TREE also offers a custom-made service across its ranges, and works closely with developers and interior designers to create bespoke design solutions for a range of local and international projects.
The brand often works on larger scale projects with industry professionals who are seeking a broader assortment of timeless, sustainable pieces. As a company which has forged a path for sustainable furniture in Hong Kong over the past ten years, TREE offers the following selection of tips for integrating eco-friendly pieces into your project:
• For reassurance that you won't be compromising on quality when buying sustainable products, look out for international and well-respected verification bodies, for example the Forest Stewardship Commission, a globally reputed forest certification system, which makes sure that vigorous sustainability standards are met. Look for the globally recognised FSC logo, which you'll find on many pieces at TREE, where the broadest assortment of FSC-certified furniture in Hong Kong can be found
• Work, where you can, with sustainablysourced solid wood, particularly in projects which require ongoing upkeep — not only does it lend unique depth and character to your project, you can also be reassured of unrivalled quality, durability and easy-to-care-for maintenance to keep your project looking great
• Consider recycled materials: there are so many wonderfully characterful materials out there that are reclaimed by artisans and given new life by being turned into something beautiful. In this way, these products also have a unique story woven into them — ready-made talking points for your interior!
28/F Horizon Plaza, 2 Lee Wing Street,
Ap Lei Chau, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2870 1582
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